Film, Drama

Time Out says

A murky World War II actioner in which James Stewart and Spencer Tracy further the Allied cause by smuggling rubber out of Jap-infested Malaya with the help (sometimes given under 'persuasion') of the planters. Tracy does the rough stuff as an uncommitted adventurer; Stewart handles the message as a man with a score to settle (his brother was killed fighting in the Pacific). You'd think the film was still fighting the war, the way Stewart carries on, getting himself killed (Tracy too) while indomitably waving the flag. It's made, such as it is, by the excellent supporting cast which seems to have Casablanca vaguely in mind.

By: TM


Release details

95 mins

Cast and crew

Richard Thorpe
Frank Fenton
Spencer Tracy
James Stewart
Valentina Cortese
Sydney Greenstreet
Lionel Barrymore
Gilbert Roland
John Hodiak
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