The Bridges at Toko-Ri

The Bridges at Toko-Ri

Mark Robson (1954)

U Certificate


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.


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

Lt Harry Brubaker William Holden
Mike Forney Mickey Rooney
Nancy Brubaker Grace Kelly
Beer Barrel Robert Strauss
Rear Admiral George Tarrant Fredric March
Cdr Wayne Lee Charles McGraw
Kimiko Keiko Awaji
Nestor Gamidge Earl Holliman
Director Mark Robson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video and DVD