Kanonenboot am Yangtse-Kiang (1966)38K
Kanonenboot am Yangtse-Kiang: Directed by Robert Wise. With Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Richard Crenna, Candice Bergen. In 1926, a U.S. Naval engineer gets assigned to a gunboat on a rescue mission in war-torn China.
“u0026quot;The Sand Pebblesu0026quot; was a throughly enjoyable movie. The setting was exotic and the story engaging. Though it starred Steve McQueen, who did an excellent job, its strength was the ensemble acting with a very talented cast including Richard Crenna, Richard Attenborough, Mako and Candice Bergen. The story was nicely involved and, though it portrayed the sailoru0026#39;s prejudices, did not feel condescending toward the Chinese as many war-type movies do. The men were caught up in the turbulent times and many of the conflicts portrayed seem to come more from troubled psyches. It is not Ramboish macho crap. I found the portrayals of the people and times entertaining. I had read the book so maybe I read more into the movie than others seeing it cold. It was a very good movie and well worth a watch.”