Objective, Burma! (1945)





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A few corny moments aside, Objective Burma must rate as one of the best combat films of WW2. Errol Flynn stars as Captain Nelson, who leads a hardy band of paratroopers behind enemy lines in Burma, for the purpose of destroying a Japanese radar station. Their mission accomplished, Nelson and his men prepare to make their escape by plane, but this proves to be impossible. It is therefore necessary for the surviving paratroops to make a grueling 150-mile journey by foot through the Japanese-held … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Alvah Bessie, Lester Cole, Ranald MacDougall
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 13, 2003


as Maj. Nelson

as Lt. Sid Jacobs

as Mark Williams

as Gabby Gordon

as Sgt. Treacy

as Col. Carter

as Hogan

as Lt. Barker

as Nebraska Hooper

as Miggleori

as Capt. Hennessey

as Negulesco

as Brophy

as Soapy Higgins

as Capt. Li

as Sgt. Chattu

as Maj. Fitzpatrick

as Paratrooper

as Paratrooper

as Paratrooper

as Paratrooper

as Paratrooper

as Paratrooper

as Gen. Stilwell
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Critic Reviews for Objective, Burma!

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

The director alone should tell you all you need to know about this Errol Flynn set: Raoul Walsh.

Full Review… | August 6, 2010
Movie Metropolis

Grim war film, that suffers from a racist treatment of the Japanese.

Full Review… | July 17, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Objective, Burma!


Typical WWII film suffers from overlenght but has a good cast.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Sure it is exciting and gets the troops going but it is a film of its era..something created to rally the troops in the last years of the conflict in Asia but without full artistic merit.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

Any one who has ever liked any of the "team flix" made about WWII (Guns of Navarrone, Dirty Dozen, etc.) should watch this. Not only as one of the first ones, it is seminal, but is truly better than anything ever made since. It is extremely gritty, raw and yet full of spirit and admiration for the super-human task these men did. It's not only entertaining, it is also morally right. A great film.

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