Saturday, February 13, 2021

Amazing the Stuff You Find on YouTube

"The Mountain Road" (1960) starring James Stewart and Harry Morgan.  For a war movie of its time,  it is remarkably subtle and thoughtful.  A US Army Air Force base in WW2 China is being abandoned to advancing Japanese forces.   After demolishing the base and its runways, the demolition team is told to retreat along a mountain road destroying whatever parts of the road they can to slow down the Japanese.  

It is a story of humanity at war with the worst aspects of wartime and its negative effects on humanity.  Really it is a very sweet story of people under harrowing conditions trying to do their best. 

And lots of explosions when CG was not available. 

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