Watch: The Bridges at Toko-Ri 1954 123movies, Full Movie Online – It is the Korean War and Lt. Harry Brubaker is a fighter-bomber pilot on the aircraft carrier USS Savo Island. 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..
Plot: A naval aviator is assigned to bomb a group of heavily defended bridges during the Korean War.
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The Chosen Few. Task Force 77.
The Bridges at Toko-Ri is directed by Mark Robson and adapted to screenplay by Valentine Davies from the novel written by James A. Michener. It stars William Holden, Earl Holliman, Grace Kelly, Mickey Rooney, Fredric March, Robert Strauss and Charles McGraw. Music is by Lyn Murray and cinematography by Lloyd Griggs.
A good strong and solid Koran War movie that finds Holden as a wise old pilot taking on a mission to blow up the bridges of the title deep in enemy territory. Focusing more on character drama than action, a good portion of the film concerns itself with Holden’s Lt. Harry Brubaker and his relationship with his wife, Nancy (Kelly), and two of his charges, Mike Forney (Rooney) and Nestor Gamidge (Holliman).
The big budget and the big cast ensure it’s an ever watchable production, with the futility of war message not over done, no need for excessive blood and violence here and the aerial special effects are most impressive. The final mission is superbly constructed by Robson and his team, and most likely on reflection can be viewed as influential on a certain future blockbuster movie.
Uplifting and startlingly moving into the bargain, this is very much a case of the big questions, Why me? Why are we here anyway?, being pertinent and portrayed with grace and splendour. 7/10
I thoroughly enjoyed this suspenseful film, well directed by Mark Robson and with a wonderful cast. The scene in which the plane is trying to bomb the bridges amongst enemy fire reminded me of the boat in Apocalypse Now. The acting, particularly by William Holden, Grace Kelly and Mickey Rooney, is marvelous. Definitely an underrated classic.
Powerful, accurate war drama
It is the Korean War and Lt. Harry Brubaker is a fighter-bomber pilot on the aircraft carrier USS Savo Island. 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.
Powerful war drama. Accurately depicts naval and aerial military operations of the time, often going to great lengths to show the processes involved (e.g. carrier take-offs and landings). Makes for entertaining and edifying viewing.
Good production – this was 1954, so no CGI. Real planes, helicopters and ships. Great authenticity in production.
Also, and most importantly, shows the dangers, fears and sacrifices involved. Powerful, emotional conclusion.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 42 min (102 min)
Genre Drama, Romance, War
Director Mark Robson
Writer Valentine Davies, James A. Michener
Actors William Holden, Grace Kelly, Fredric March
Country United States
Awards Won 1 Oscar. 1 win & 2 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1 (negative ratio), 1.85 : 1 (intended ratio)
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Eastman Color Negative Film 25T, Type 5248, 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm