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Malaya Details

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[[Performer~P71578~Spencer Tracy~spencertracy]] and [[Performer~P229307~James Stewart~jamesstewart]] team up for this World War II adventure, based on an supposedly true incident from World War II. Stewart plays John Royer, an ex-newspaper reporter with a backhand knowledge of Malaya, and Tracy plays a criminal named Carnaghan, doing time in Alcatraz for smuggling. They are brought together for an undercover assignment -- to smuggle a large shipment of rubber out of Japanese-held territory in Malaya and deliver the tonnage to awaiting U.S. ships. Carnaghan and Royer plod through the jungles and have to deal with several unscrupulous contacts including a man calling himself The Dutchman ([[Performer~P28591~Sydney Greenstreet~sydneygreenstreet]]), a helpful FBI agent named Kellar ([[Performer~P32650~John Hodiak~johnhodiak]]), and a sneaky Japanese officer by the name of Colonel Tomura ([[Performer~P43172~Richard Loo~richardloo]]). ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:December 27, 1949

Cast

Spencer Tracy
as Carnahan
James Stewart
as John Royer
Valentina Cortese
as Luana
Sydney Greenstreet
as Dutchman
John Hodiak
as Kellar
Lionel Barrymore
as John Manchester
Gilbert Roland
as Romano
Roland Winters
as Bruno Gruber
Richard Loo
as Col. Tomura
Ian MacDonald
as Carlos Tassuma
Joel Allen
as Federal Agent
Spencer Chan
as Chinese Shipmaster
Jimmy O'Gatty
Peter Mamakos
Matt Moore
as Prison Official
Anna Q. Nilsson
as Secretary
Lester Matthews
as Mattison
Jack Shea
as Intern
Paul Singh
as Servant
Joseph Crehan
as Fat Man
George Khoury
Herbert Heywood
as Bartender
Paul Kruger
as Official
Alex Pope
Anthony Jochim
as Lean Man
David Fresco
as Barracuda Ed
Luther Crockett
as Navy Officer
DeForest Kelley
as Lt. Glenson
Charles Meredith
as Big Man
Leon Lontoc
Carli Elinor
as Waiter
Leonard Strong
as Half-witted Malay
Weaver Levy

Crew

Richard Thorpe
Director
Edwin H. Knopf
Producer
George Folsey
Cinematographer
Bronislau Kaper
Composer (Music Score)
Andre Previn
Musical Direction/Supervision
Malcolm Arnold
Composer (Music Score)
Cedric Gibbons
Production Designer
Edwin B. Willis
Set Designer
Henry W. Grace
Set Designer
Irene Valles
Costume Designer
Warren Newcombe
Special Effects
Arnold A. Gillespie
Special Effects
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