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An intelligent, articulate scholar, Harrison MacWhite, survives a hostile Senate confirmation hearing at the hands of conservatives to become ambassador to Sarkan, a southeast Asian country where civil war threatens a tense peace. Despite his knowledge, once he's there, MacWhite sees only a dichotomy between the U.S. and Communism. He can't accept that anti-American sentiment might be a longing for self-determination and nationalism. So, he breaks from his friend Deong, a local opposition leader, ignores a foreman's advice about slowing the building of a road, and tries to muscle ahead. What price must the country and his friends pay for him to get some sense?
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|MPAA Ratings:||Premiere Info:||Los Angeles opening: ca2 Apr 1963|
|Release Date:||1963||Production Date:||
|Color/B&W:||Color (Eastmancolor)||Distributions Co:|
|Sound:||Mono (Westrex Recording System)||Production Co:||Universal Pictures|