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It is the Korean War and Lt. A WW2 veteran and Naval Reserve pilot, he was drafted back into service from civilian life. This makes him quite resentful and cynical about the war. Now he has a dangerous mission to perform, and he is not sure he is up to the task.

The Bridges at Toko-Ri

Written by grantss. Navy fighter-pilot Harry Brubaker William Holden , a veteran of World War II, is called to serve again when the conflict in Korea escalates, which takes him away from his wife, Nancy Grace Kelly , two young children and a successful law practice.

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When his plane goes down after a mission, into the sea just short of the carrier, he survives; but he bitterly questions the fairness of what he has been asked to do, while everyone back home is able to go on with the routine of their lives, uninterrupted. Rear Admiral George Tarrant Fredric March , a man who has had his own share of personal tragedy he looks upon Brubaker as the son he has lost to the war, himself , tells Brubaker it's a matter of distance; we do this because we're here; back home they're only doing just as you would be doing if you were there.

When Brubaker is granted shore leave, strings are pulled, and arrangements are made for Nancy and the children to join him; a brief respite, after which he must return to face his most formidable challenge yet, flying against the bridges that span the canyons at Toko-Ri. Very probably a suicide mission, it is nevertheless believed that knocking out these particular bridges could bring about a turning point in the war, and Lieutenant Brubaker is called upon once again to play a pivotal roll in deciding the outcome.

An excellent supporting cast ably brings to life the characters that infuse this drama with humanity. Mickey Rooney is unforgettable as Mike Forney, the fighting, Irish helicopter pilot who fishes Brubaker out of the sea when his plane crashes.

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Robert Strauss Beer Barrel. Earl Holliman Gamidge. Additional information Directors Mark Robson. Directors Mark Robson. Studio Paramount. Subtitles English CC. Released year Age rating General - unrestricted. Duration 1 h 43 min. Size 4. Additional terms Terms of transaction.

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Earl HollimanLieutenant Olds. Richard ShannonCaptain Evans. Willis B. BoucheyKathy Brubaker. Nadene AshdownSusie. Cheryl Lynn CallawayAsst. James JenkinsPilot.

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