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The Bridges At Toko-Ri

This 1954 movie encapsulates the Korean War: William Holden's fighter pilot character is unhappy about being called up for Korea after serving in World War II. He'd been making headway in his civilian life like a lot of returned G.I.s and now was yanked back to fight in a war that wasn't exactly popular. What if his good luck was all used up in the last war? The prime real-life example was the Boston Red Sox' Ted Williams, who was called up for Korea after three years' service in World War II. Five prime years of his baseball career was lost to war.

Excellent jet fighter sequences and color photography with top-notch acting by Holden, Grace Kelly and Mickey Rooney.

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northernwalker
Jun. 26th, 2016 11:55 pm (UTC)
I don't think I've seen this one, but I like Grace Kelly. I'll add it to my Netflix queue.
bradygirl_12
Jun. 27th, 2016 12:53 am (UTC)
Great! She is very good in this. :)

I think you'll find the movie of interest from an historical perspective, too.

Edited at 2016-06-27 12:57 am (UTC)
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