The Bridges at Toko-Ri

The Bridges at Toko-Ri

Mark Robson (1954)

98min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This glossy, star-laden Korean War movie manages to be both superbly entertaining and extremely moving, thanks to the solid direction of the underrated Mark Robson. The source material is from prolific novelist James A Michener, and his view of the futility of the war in Korea is given expert emphasis by the fine performances of William Holden as a reserve officer recalled to service and Fredric March as a gruff admiral. Grace Kelly is simply luminous as Holden's navy wife, and the movie won an Oscar for its special effects.

Summary

An American naval reserve pilot is called up for service in the Korean War, and must leave his family and civilian job as a lawyer. In command of a corps of naval pilots, he heads a bombing campaign on strategic Communist positions, but later comes to question the morality of the conflict. Adventure, starring William Holden, Grace Kelly, Fredric March and Mickey Rooney.

Cast & Crew

Lieutenant Harry Brubaker William Holden (2)
Rear Admiral George Tarrant Fredric March
Nancy Brubaker Grace Kelly
Mike Forney Mickey Rooney
Beer Barrel Robert Strauss
Commander Wayne Lee Charles McGraw
Kimiko Keiko Awaji
Nestor Gamidge Earl Holliman
Lieutenant Olds Richard Shannon
Captain Evans Willis Bouchey
Kathy Brubaker Nadene Ashdown
Director Mark Robson
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Available on: Available on video and DVD

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