I am a fan of Steve McQeen,anything he played in was a good movie. This was pretty graphic for the time that the movie was made, only thing wrong with this movie I didn't like to see him die at the end. worth a watch
Memorable epic movie of a US gunboat and missionaries in China.Sad ending.Frustrating when they had a chance to leave earlier but due to their beliefs-missionaries lost many lives.
This between the wars epic largely set on a US gunboat in China belongs to Steve McQueen as sailor Jack Holman, an inarticulate outsider, who communicates best through subtle body language. The photography is outstanding, and there’s lots of action in the somewhat predictable plot pitting Holman’s strong feelings of right and wrong against outdated values of his Captain and crew, clearly a criticism of the Vietnam war going on then. The Chinese come in for some racial slurs and I found some of the dialogue unrealistic, what I’d call the ‘stylized movie lingo’ of that era. Nobody could mistake this film being anything other than “Hollywood made", but not necessarily its redemptive ending!
Great play by my fav actor Steve. Sad though
This has always been a favourite since the first time I watched it. A very moving story and one you won't want to miss.