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About the film


world war ii alcatraz prison reporter malaya 1940s


Release Date: December 27, 1949

Year    :   1949
Slogan    :   «When you kiss a girl in Malaya...keep your eyes wide open and a gun in your hand!»
Genres    :   Adventure, Drama
Production Companies    :   Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Director    :   Richard Thorpe
Producers    :   Edwin H. Knopf, Sergei Petschnikoff
Writers    :   Frank Fenton, Manchester Boddy
RunTime    :   98 mins.

After living abroad for several years, journalist John Royer returns to the United States just after the U.S. enters World War II. His boast that he could easily smuggle rubber, a key wartime natural resource, out of Malaya has him tasked with doing just that. He manages to get someone from his past, Carnaghan, sprung from Alactraz and together they head off to South East Asia posing as Irishmen. Once there, Carnaghan lines up some of his old cronies and with Royer and a few plantation owners plans to smuggle the rubber out from under the Japanese army's watchful eye.

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