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The Bridges at Toko-Ri (20-Jan-1955)

Director: Mark Robson

Writer: Valentine Davies

From novel by: James A. Michener

Keywords: Drama, Korean War

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Willis Bouchey
24-May-1907 27-Sep-1977 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
William Holden
17-Apr-1918 16-Nov-1981 Stalag 17
Earl Holliman
11-Sep-1928   The Rainmaker
Grace Kelly
12-Nov-1929 14-Sep-1982 American-born Princess of Monaco
Fredric March
31-Aug-1897 14-Apr-1975 The Best Years of Our Lives
Charles McGraw
10-May-1914 30-Jul-1980 Armored Car Robbery
Mickey Rooney
23-Sep-1920 6-Apr-2014 Actor in Andy Hardy comedies, musicals
Robert Strauss
8-Nov-1913 20-Feb-1975 Animal in Stalag 17


William Holden   ...   Lt. Harry Brubaker
Grace Kelly   ...   Nancy Brubaker
Fredric March   ...   Rear Adm. George Tarrant
Mickey Rooney   ...   Mike Forney
Robert Strauss   ...   Beer Barrel
Charles McGraw   ...   Cmdr. Wayne Lee
Keiko Awaji   ...   Kimiko
Earl Holliman   ...   Nestor Gamidge
Richard Shannon   ...   Lt. Olds
Willis Bouchey   ...   Capt. Evans


Review by anonymous (posted on 9-Aug-2006)

Based on a novel by James Michener, this is the story of a man (William Holden) recalled to duty in the Korean War, assifned to fly jets from an aircraft carrier at sea off the coast of North Korea. He doesn't want to be there. He wants to be with his wife (Grace Kelly) and children, back home practicing law. But he is there and he has to do what is required. The cast is outstanding (Frederick March as the admiral, Charles McGraw as the chief pilot, Mickey Rooney as a rescue helicopter pilot. The aviation and carrier sequences are authentic---no battle footage from old military films.

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