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The Long and the Short and the Tall

The Long and the Short and the Tall(1961)

Also Known As: Jungle Fighters |

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Brief Synopsis

A troop of British soldiers are out in the jungle to record jungle noises and troop noises in the jungle so that the recordings can be played back by other troops to divert the enemy to their whereabouts. As they progress to what they think is closer to the base camp they find themselves farther and farther from radio range until the only channel they can get clearly is that of a Japanese broadcast. They now realize they are probably only 10 to 15 miles from a Japanese camp! The tension is added to by rowdy and openly admitted "non-hero" Private Bamforth who has nothing good to say about anyone and especially Corporal Johnstone (who holds an equal dislike for Bamforth). When a Japanese soldier is taken as their prisoner, the true colors of each man comes to the surface ...

Cast & Crew

Leslie Norman Director
Richard Todd Sergeant Mitchem
Laurence Harvey Private Bamforth
Richard Harris Corporal Johnstone
Ronald Fraser Lance-Corporal MacLeish
John Meillon Private Smith
David McCallum Private Whitaker
John Rees Private Evans
Erwin Hillier Director of Photography
Maurice Arnold Cam asst-focus
Alf Wilkins Cam grip
Wolf Mankowitz Screenwriter
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1961 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Continental Distributing, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (RCA Sound System) Production Co:  Associated British Productions, Ltd., Michael Balcon Productions
Duration(mins):  102 Country:  United Kingdom
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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