Approved | | War, Drama
A fast-taking wheeler-dealer Corporal in a Malaysian P.O.W. camp during World War II uses bribery and larceny to take de facto control of the camp from his senior officers.
The character of Corporal King bears several strong resemblances to that of Sergeant Sefton in Stalag 17 (1953).
Lt. Robin Grey:
Why do you think it is, Corporal, that you have so much and the rest of us so little? One day, Corporal, you're going to make a slip. All this wealth you've got isn't going to check against my list. And when you do; when that happens... I'll be ...
Lt. Robin Grey: ...
The shoulder patch that Cpl. King (George Segal) is wearing is that of the 34th Infantry Division(Red Bull). The 34th ID served in the European Theater of Operations not in the Pacific. The 34th ID patch is a black Mexican water jug called an "olla" with a red bull's skull superimposed. The producers may have wanted to use the patch of the Philippine Division commanded by Maj.Gen. Jonathan Wainwright. This was the unit that surrendered to the Japanese on Bataan. The Philippine Div. patch was a red shield with a yellow carabao's head (water buffalo) superimposed.
English, Malay, Japanese
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