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The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Mark Robson and produced by George Seaton and William Perlberg.

Academy Awards 1955 --- Ceremony Number 28 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Film EditingAlma MacrorieNominated
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The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954, Mark Robson)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 10, 2019 From The Stop Button

With the exception of Grace Kelly (the only significant female character in the film), none of Bridges at Toko-Ri?s main characters are ever explicitly scrutable. Even when the admiral, Fredric March, muses about the nature of war and the men who wage it, the film?s already established March?s thoug... Read full article


The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954, Mark Robson)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 10, 2019 From The Stop Button

With the exception of Grace Kelly (the only significant female character in the film), none of Bridges at Toko-Ri?s main characters are ever explicitly scrutable. Even when the admiral, Fredric March, muses about the nature of war and the men who wage it, the film?s already established March?s thoug... Read full article


The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954, Mark Robson)

on Nov 10, 2019 From The Stop Button

With the exception of Grace Kelly (the only significant female character in the film), none of Bridges at Toko-Ri?s main characters are ever explicitly scrutable. Even when the admiral, Fredric March, muses about the nature of war and the men who wage it, the film?s already established March?s thoug... Read full article


The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954, Mark Robson)

on Nov 10, 2019 From The Stop Button

With the exception of Grace Kelly (the only significant female character in the film), none of Bridges at Toko-Ri?s main characters are ever explicitly scrutable. Even when the admiral, Fredric March, muses about the nature of war and the men who wage it, the film?s already established March?s thoug... Read full article


The Bridges at Toko-Ri

By Amanda Garrett on Apr 16, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm reviewing The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954), starring William Holden and Grace Kelly. This article is part of The Golden Boy Blogathon: A William Holden Celebration hosted by The Wonderful World of Cinema. There are dozens of great World War II dramas, but there are relatively few old H... Read full article


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[Nestor has just been killed by North Korean troops]
Mike Forney: Poor Nestor. They were going to give him a medal, too.


Lt. Harry Brubaker: Did you ever hear Admiral Tarrant go on about the war? About the chosen few who have to lay it on the line?
Mike Forney: Naw, Me and Nester don't do too much fraternizing with Admirals.


Mike Forney: [to Lt.Brubaker as he's about to be highlined to another ship] What's the matter sir? You look a little edgy. You know what I used to do? Go up to the forward edge of the flight deck and let the spray hit me right in the kisser. Works every time.
[shouting as he is hoisted away]
Mike Forney: You should try it Lieutenant!


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F9F Panther jets from US Navy squadron VF-192 were also used to film Men of the Fighting Lady. After the filming of these two movies, the squadron name was changed from "Golden Dragons" to "World Famous Golden Dragons".
The U.S. Navy's cooperation in the movie's making included the use of 19 ships.
The novel and film were based on actual missions flown by pilots of the U.S.S. Essex and U.S.S. Valley Forge against bridges at Majon-ni and Changnim-Ni, North Korea, in the winter of 1951-1952. The two rescue missions depicted in the film - the sea rescue of a pilot down in the Sea of Japan, and the attempted land rescue of a pilot down behind enemy lines -- both took place on the same day, February 8, 1952. However, unlike in the film, the jet pilot and rescue pilot from the U.S.S. Valley Forge who were shot down behind enemy lines both survived. They were captured by the North Koreans, taken to a prison camp, and released at the end of the war. At the time James Michener wrote his novel, the two pilots were officially listed as "Missing, presumed dead."
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