Bridges at Toko-Ri

Bridges at Toko-Ri

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Director: Mark Robson

Cast: Mark Robson, William Holden, Grace Kelly, Fredric March

     
 

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Based on the novel by James Michener, this film stars William Holden as Harry Brubaker, a former military pilot who served in World War II. When he's called back into duty during the Korean conflict, Brubaker is angry, believing he's already served his country and needs to devote himself to his wife NancySee more details below

Overview

Based on the novel by James Michener, this film stars William Holden as Harry Brubaker, a former military pilot who served in World War II. When he's called back into duty during the Korean conflict, Brubaker is angry, believing he's already served his country and needs to devote himself to his wife Nancy (Grace Kelly) and their children. However, he accepts his commission and is sent back into action as a pilot, with a special assignment to blow up five strategically crucial bridges in Korean territory. This drama, which focuses on the danger and futility of war, also features Frederic March as an admiral who respects the tremendous danger of Brubaker's assignment, and Mickey Rooney as an ill-fated helicopter pilot.

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All Movie Guide
Following so quickly the global drama of World War II, the Korean War inspired few films. Director Mark Robson made one of them in 1951, I Want You, while the war was still hot. In 1955, after the war had cooled, he directed The Bridges at Toko-Ri, based on the novel by the reliable and extremely popular James Michener. The film has all the thrills and suspense of the best air war movies, yet its plot is decidedly anti-war. William Holden stars as a World War II combat pilot called back into duty. His reluctance to fight symbolized Americans' war-weariness in the early 1950s. Grace Kelly plays his wife and Mickey Rooney appears as the stereotypical doomed comrade. A taut, well-honed, and highly charged socio-political drama as well as an adventure movie, The Bridges at Toko-Ri won a special effects Oscar and a place among the finest combat movies.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2013
UPC:
0883929303441
Original Release:
1954
Source:
Paramount Catalog
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:43:00
Sales rank:
13,136

Special Features

Original Theatrical Trailer; ; Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Holden Lt. Hany Brubaker, USNR
Grace Kelly Nancy Brubaker
Fredric March Rear Adm. George Tarrant
Mickey Rooney Mike Forney
Earl Holliman Nestor Gamidge
Robert Strauss Beer Barrel
Charles McGraw Cmdr. Wayne Lee
Keiko Awaji Kimiko
Richard Shannon Lieutenant Olds
Willis B. Bouchey Capt. Evans
Nadene Ashdown Kathy Brubaker
Marshall V. Beebe Pilot
Cheryl Lynn Calloway Susie
James Jankins Asst. CIC Officer
Robert Kino Bartender
Paul Kruger Captain Parker
Rollin Moriyama Bellhop
Gene Reynolds C.I.C. Officer
Jack Roberts Quartermaster
Robert Sherry Flight Surgeon
Teru Shimada Japanese Father
Charles Tannen MP Major
Dennis Weaver Air Intelligence Officer

Technical Credits
Mark Robson Director
Henry Bumstead Art Director
Charles G. Clarke Cinematographer
Sam Comer Set Decoration/Design
Valentine Davies Screenwriter
Francisco Day Asst. Director
John P. Fulton Special Effects
Gene Garvin Sound/Sound Designer
Grace Gregory Set Decoration/Design
Hugo Grenzbach Sound/Sound Designer
Loyal Griggs Cinematographer
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Alma Macrorie Editor
Lyn Murray Score Composer
Hal Pereira Art Director
William Perlberg Producer
George Seaton Producer
Wally Westmore Makeup
James A. Michener Source Author

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bridges at Toko-Ri
1. Korea, November 1952 [6:34]
2. Down Pilot [6:36]
3. A Question Of Distance [2:26]
4. Berthing The Carrier [4:37]
5. Liberty [5:28]
6. Face Reality [1:24]
7. A Favor For Mike [3:12]
8. "Tell Me About Those Bridges" [5:28]
9. Happy Family [4:43]
10. Photos [:42]
11. Rough Landing [3:57]
12. Dear Nancy [8:39]
13. Attack Launched [1:32]
14. The Secondary Target [6:08]
15. Crash Landing [4:45]
16. Last Ditch [1:18]

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