Yesterday's Enemy (Widescreen)

War Is Hell!
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1959
  • Label: Sony Pictures Home
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English

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Description by OLDIES.com:

Val Guest directs this black-and-white scope film about a band of British soldiers in an enemy-held village. Cut off by the Japanese advance into Burma, Captain Langford (Stanley Baker) and his men seek refuge and attempt to gain information about an upcoming Japanese attack. When his interrogation fails to produce results, Langford horrifies war correspondent Max Anderson (Leo McKern) and a missionary (Guy Rolfe) by ordering two innocent villagers to be killed in an attempt to persuade an informer to talk. But Langford's harsh methods come back to haunt him when, after the Japanese retake the village, they too resort to senseless murders in their effort to get his cooperation. Newly remastered.

Product Description:

The scene is Burma during World War II. A small British brigade led by Stanley Baker comes upon a Burmese village controlled by the Japanese. The brigade wipes out the enemy, whereupon Baker discovers that the late Japanese commandant has a coded map secreted on his person. When a Burmese prisoner who can decode the map refuses to talk, Baker orders that two peaceful villagers be executed. Baker's actions seem cruel and extreme until it becomes apparent that the enemy is twice as ruthless as he. Based on a TV play by Peter R. Newman, YESTERDAY'S ENEMY is a brutal but insightful look at the blurred line between good and evil in wartime conditions.

Plot Keywords:

Action | Enemies | Military | Violence | War
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  • Sales Rank: 23,957
  • UPC: 043396396913
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