Malaya (1949)

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Newspaperman Royer convinces government officials of a plan to obtain rubber by stealing it out from under the Japanese. Carnahan is let out of prison to help.

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  • Spencer Tracy and Valentina Cortese in Malaya (1949)
  • Valentina Cortese in Malaya (1949)
  • Valentina Cortese in Malaya (1949)
  • Valentina Cortese in Malaya (1949)
  • James Stewart, Spencer Tracy, Sydney Greenstreet, and Valentina Cortese in Malaya (1949)
  • James Stewart, Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore, Sydney Greenstreet, Valentina Cortese, and John Hodiak in Malaya (1949)

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15 May 2004 | bowiebks
Just by chance I was home to catch this terrific movie when it was shown a few days ago on cable TV...what a happy surprise! Both Stewart and Tracy play "good-bad guys" whose inner morality and patriotism rises to the top when the going gets tough. The supporting cast is full of top talent, including super performances from John Hodiak, Sidney Greenstreet, and Lionel Barrymore. Richard Loo and Gilbert Roland both play brilliantly to their "type" and are fine as well, and Roland Winters (usually in pompous comic roles) is very effective as a German rubber plantation owner who should not be trusted! Look for the always-welcome Russel Hicks in the scene on the train, and savor the sound of his elegant voice.

In addition, the script by Frank Fenton is way above average, with very droll and off-hand wit in evidence throughout.

All in all, a first-rate movie which deserves to be much better known!

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