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The Sand Pebbles (1966)

PG-13 12/20/1966 (US) AdventureWar 3h 2m

This is the heroic story of the men on the U.S.S. San Pablo who disturbed the sleeping dragon of savage China as the threatened world watched in breathless terror.

Overview

Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat USS 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.

  1. Robert Wise

    Director

  2. Richard McKenna

    Novel

  3. Robert Anderson

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Steve McQueen

    Steve McQueen

    Jake Holman

  2. Richard Attenborough

    Richard Attenborough

    Frenchy Burgoyne

  3. Richard Crenna

    Richard Crenna

    Captain Collins

  4. Candice Bergen

    Candice Bergen

    Shirley Eckert

  5. Mako

    Mako

    Po-han

  6. Larry Gates

    Larry Gates

    Jameson

  7. Charles Robinson

    Charles Robinson

    Ensign Bordelles

  8. Simon Oakland

    Simon Oakland

    Stawski

  9. Ford Rainey

    Ford Rainey

    Harris

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The Sand Pebbles
The Sand Pebbles

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $12,000,000.00

Revenue $20,000,000.00

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