The Sand Pebbles (1966)

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Director
Robert Wise
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Steve McQueen, Candice Bergen, Richard Attenborough, Richard Crenna, Emmanuelle Arsan, Mako

The Sand Pebbles Synopsis

Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the "rice-bowl" system which runs the ship and the uneasy symbiosis between Chinese and foreigner on the river. Hostility towards the gunboat's presence reaches a climax when the boat must crash through a river-boom and rescue missionaries upriver at China Light Mission.

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