Never So Few Reviews
I have not seen this movie before, and with the presence of both Sinatra and McQueen it was quite logic for me to get hold of this WWII movie. This movie is based on the real-life story of World War II's OSS Detachment 101. An OSS Operations Group designed to specialize in activities in the China-Burma-India region in collaboration with the Kachin Rangers and other Allied special operations units. "Never So Few" was praised for its action sequences, but criticized for a romantic sub-plot that bogged the film down. Which is pretty much my point of view as well. The balance between the backdrop of WWII and the romantic structure does not really work. It becomes almost like two movies in one. It is however always a thrill to see Steve McQueen getting into character. He steals most scenes he is in, as he did in many other movies. In subtle ways. In "Never So Few" he carries a classic WWII machinegun, but of course without the wooden shoulderhandle and with another magazine taped to the other one. Small things that makes his character Ringa stand out. Love that. The director John Sturges went on and made two of the best movies of the 60s, "The Magnificent Seven" (1960) and "The Great Escape" (1963).