Never So Few (1959) was a Drama - War Film directed by John Sturges and produced by Edmund Grainger.
On Blu-ray: The Vibrant Casts of Home From the Hill (1960) and Never So Few (1959)By KC on Sep 21, 2018 From Classic Movies
Sometimes, no matter what other elements are at play, the pure starpower of the actors onscreen dominate a film. The biggest draw of Never So Few (1959) and Home From the Hill (1960) is the unusual composition of their casts. Both have a fascinating, somewhat off-kilter mix of old and new Hollywood.... Read full article
Never So Few (1959)By Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog
John Sturges’ Never So Few (1959) is part WWII drama and part exotic melodrama. Inspired by true events, it follows the story of American and British troops in Burma (now Myanmar) working on an attack on the Japanese but are in turn attacked by Chinese guerrillas. The troop is led by Captain R... Read full article
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Nikko Regas: Now, let me dwell just for one moment on the American male. They're absolutely insidious, Carla. They're full of the lonesome prairie and the smell of tumbleweed. They're sincere and dedicated, and your Tom Reynolds...
Carla Vesari: Really, Nikko, he's not 'my Tom Reynolds.'
Nikko Regas: Your Tom Reynolds is no exception. A regular Abe Lincoln in North Burma. A girl like you with a sophisticated palate... is a pushover for the type.
Carla Vesari: What a terribly civilized man you are. You never lose your balance.
Cpl. Bill Ringa: You got more weapons here than a bank dick.
Capt. Danny De Mortimer: Yeah, we put no trust in slingshots.
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Steve McQueen's role was originally going to be played by Sammy Davis Jr.. A feud had broken out between Davis and Frank Sinatra after Davis had claimed in a radio interview that he was a greater singer than Sinatra. Sinatra demanded he be dropped from the cast, and McQueen got the part.
According to the Australian DVD sleeve notes, this was Italian Gina Lollobrigida's first movie that she made in Hollywood.
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