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His ship seized by the Chinese Communists, American Merchant Captain Tom Wilder languishes in prison but Chinese villagers help him escape to sail them to Hong-Kong.
Robert Mitchum was originally cast as Capt. Wilder. He was fired from the film after an altercation in which he shoved the film's transportation manager into San Francisco Bay. Director William A. Wellman complained to John Wayne--whose company, Batjac Productions, was producing the film--... ...
Capt. Tom Wilder:
If you want a last look at home, you'd better take it now.
Tack: I looked.
In three scenes with Captain Wilder and Big Han are talking, the sampan is not moving. The trees reflected in the water behind the sampan are the give away.
The title is shown in Chinese characters, which dissolve into English.
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