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We sometimes forget that South Korea, Australia and several other nations participated in the Vietnam War on the U.S. side. In this dark-toned war action film, Straker is an Aussie commando whose mission is to rescue his commander and other POWs from captivity. After many escapades, he finally meets up with him, and discovers that the man is suffering from leprosy. Then he has to fight his way back out of the jungle.
Jan 1, 1947 Wide
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Producer Dore Schary, in association with Adrian Scott, has pulled no punches.
While the film remains a respectable thriller, only Ryan's crafty, quietly deranged performance lifts it out of the ordinary.
This ultra-low-budget thriller did what all great B movies do: it broached a subject that 'respectable' movies wouldn't touch.
Crossfire is an unusually good and honest movie and may -- I hope, will - prove a very useful one.
Sutil como um touro numa loja de porcelana, soa implausível em sua trama e tolo na maneira com que prega o óbvio. Com isso, suas válidas intenções morais se tornam apenas infantis.
Dealing with racial bigotry, this tense thriller combines a message drama with the stylistics of film noir, resulting in one of the best films of the 1940s, with top notch work from Robert Mitchum and Robert Ryan.
a drawn-out hour of investigation that looks like a schoolyard game of C.S.I.
It would have been a much better film if it weren't for the censor: there is absolutely no question about that.
Audience Reviews for Crossfire
- Leroy: He wants to see you, Monty. He asked me to tell ya he wants to see you. Honest, I didn't know whether I ought to tell you or not, you don't want to get mixed up in anything more than you are, but he was acting crazy Monty. He gave me a crazy thing to tell you. He said to tell you the necktie wasn't any good. What'd he mean by that Monty?
- Capt. Finlay: Well hate, Monty's kind of hate, is like a gun. If you carry it around with you it can go off and kill somebody. It killed Samuels last night.
- Sgt. Peter Kelley: You've got a mind like a dog catcher.
- Ginny Tremaine: Ha, sure I know - I remind you of your sister.
- Arthur Mitchell: You remind me of my wife.
- Ginny Tremaine: Drink up and be nice.
- Joseph Samuels: It's worse at night, isn't it? I think maybe it's suddenly not having a lot of enemies to hate anymore. Maybe it's because for four years now we've been focusing our mind on -- on one little peanut. The win the war peanut. That was all; get it over! Eat that peanut. [he eats and swallows the peanut] All at once, no peanut. Now we start looking at each other again. We don't know what we're supposed to do - we don't know what's supposed to happen. We're too used to fighting, but we just don't know what to fight. You can feel the tension in the air. A whole lot of fight, and hate, that doesn't know where to go. A guy like you, maybe, starts hating himself. Well - one of these days maybe we'll all learn to shift gears. Stop hating and start liking things again. Eh.
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