Malaya (1949)





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Spencer Tracy and James Stewart team up for this World War II adventure, based on an supposedly true incident from World War II. Stewart plays John Royer, an ex-newspaper reporter with a backhand knowledge of Malaya, and Tracy plays a criminal named Carnaghan, doing time in Alcatraz for smuggling. They are brought together for an undercover assignment -- to smuggle a large shipment of rubber out of Japanese-held territory in Malaya and deliver the tonnage to awaiting U.S. ships. Carnaghan and … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Frank Fenton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 22, 1994
Warner Bros.


as Carnaghan

as John Royer

as Keller

as John Manchester

as Bruno Gruber

as Col. Tomura

as Matisson

as Carlos Tassuma

as Carson

as Official

as Secretary

as Bartender

as Fat Man

as Navy Officer

as Small Man

as Prison Official

as Sub Officer

as Chinese Shipmaster

as Japanese Aids to Tom...

as Malay Servant

as Piano Player

as Half-witted Malay

as Barracuda Ed

as Captain

as Lt. Glenson

as Intern

as Army Transport Capta...

as Army Sergeant

as Servant

as Henchman

as Servant

as Federal Agent
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Critic Reviews for Malaya

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | May 6, 2008
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Unsatisfying pulp-fiction adventurous flag-waver melodrama from WW2.

Full Review… | November 7, 2013
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

October 16, 2012

Audience Reviews for Malaya


A minor film in all the actors filmography but still an enjoyable adventure that is made better by their involvement. This was Sydney Greenstreet's last film and his role is a fitting one, neither hero nor villain but filled with chances for him to imbibe it with his customary humor and sly wit, he even gets the final shot in the film which adds a nice touch as a capper to his career.

jay nixon

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