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Burma Convoy (1941)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 17 October 1941 (USA)
A truck convoy traveling the Burma Road is menaced by a group of smugglers.


Noel M. Smith


Stanley Rubin (story), Stanley Rubin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Charles Bickford ... Cliff Weldon
Evelyn Ankers ... Ann McBragel
Frank Albertson ... Mike Weldon
Cecil Kellaway ... Angus McBragel
Willie Fung ... Smitty
Keye Luke ... Lin Taiyen
Turhan Bey ... Mr. Yuchau
Truman Bradley ... Victor Harrison
Ken Christy Ken Christy ... Hank
C. Montague Shaw ... Major Hart
Harry Stubbs Harry Stubbs ... Hubert
Chester Gan ... Keela
Veola Vonn Veola Vonn ... Mazie (as Vyola Vonn)


Film foreword: "Through the teeming heart of Asia, halfway between Rangood and Shanghai, twists the hand-hewn Burma Road, lifeline for the embattled Army of China, headquartered at Chungking. Over this dangerous seven hundred miles of highway roars a stream of truck---hell drivers at their wheels---trucks loaded with food, munitions, guns...blood and sinew of the defenders of the ancient soil of China. Fountain-head for these vital supplies, end of the rail line from the west is the sprawling Burmese BOOMTOWN OF LASHIO." Story mostly pertains to the trucking of munitions to the Chinese Army under British direction and with some Americans participating, but there is no dialogue references to Japan, and the parachute troops who attempt to sabotage the convoy are identified as Chinese insurrectionists. Two months after its October release, Universal could have called a spade a spade.Accuracy footnote:Despite revisionists sources that seem to think so,this was not distributed in 1941 by ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Thrill to an epic of drama and romance along China's perilous lifeline...as a man and a girl face death for love...and loyalty! See more »


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Release Date:

17 October 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halfway to Shanghai See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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You've Got That Look That Leaves Me Weak
Music by Friedrich Hollaender (as Frederick Hollander)
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Sung by Veola Vonn (as Vyloa Vonn)
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