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China Venture (1953)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, War | 7 September 1953 (USA)
An American patrol was sent during World War II to the south of China which was occupied by Japanese troops with the order to rescue a prisoner of the Chinese guerilla.

Director:

Don Siegel

Writers:

Anson Bond (story), George Worthing Yates (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Edmond O'Brien ... Capt. Matt Reardon
Barry Sullivan ... Cmdr. Bert Thompson
Jocelyn Brando ... Lt. Ellen Wilkins
Leo Gordon ... Sgt. Hank Janowicz
Lee Strasberg ... Patterson
Richard Loo ... Chang Sung
Dayton Lummis Dayton Lummis ... Dr. Masterson
Leon Askin ... Wu King
Dabbs Greer ... Galuppo
Alvy Moore ... Carlson
Wong Artarne Wong Artarne ... Ens. Wong
Philip Ahn ... Adm. Amara
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An American patrol was sent during World War II to the south of China which was occupied by Japanese troops with the order to rescue a prisoner of the Chinese guerilla. Written by Volker Boehm

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china | world war two | See All (2) »

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Washington refuses to confirm these facts but they can't deny them!

Genres:

Adventure | Drama | War

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

China Bound See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This was director Don Siegel's first film for Columbia Pictures, and all his friends warned him about Columbia's notoriously tough head, Harry Cohn. Siegel, however, found Cohn surprisingly easy to work with. "He was a pussycat compared to [Jack L. Warner]," Siegel later said. See more »

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Lee Strasberg is NOT in the Picture
11 January 2019 | by TheFearmakersSee all my reviews

A boring film, for one. More dialogue than action, and it all seems very written... and acted.

And why it was even sought out, purchased ala import and viewed in the first place is... that there's a listing of Lee Strasberg, the famous "father of American Method Acting" and Hyman Roth in The Godfather Part 2, as a character in CHINA VENTURE...

But Lee is not in the opening credits, and not in the film... not one bit, not for one second is Lee Strasberg in CHINA VENTURE... at all...

"I didn't ask, click... When someone shot Moe Green... click... in the eye... click... Because it was just.... BIZNESS!"


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