Byr Richard Thorpe

  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Release: 1949-01-06
  • Rate: NR
  • Lenght: 1h 34min
  • Director: Richard Thorpe
  • Producer: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent: USD 2.99
From 8 Certification


Smuggling landed Carnahan in Alcatraz. Smuggling will be his ticket out. It's World War II, and Uncle Sam needs a man of Carnahan's bold talent to sneak vitally needed rubber out of Japanese-held Malaya. The rare pairing of James Stewart and Spencer Tracy sparks this tale of an intrigue-filled, true-life wartime operation. Tracy portrays tough, edgy Carnahan. Stewart is sly foreign correspondent and Far East expert John Royer, a man with a plan who tells U.S. officials: "With the right kind of money and the wrong kind of man, I can get that rubber out for you." And with its right kind of stars, this brawny classic gets maximum heroics every moment. Adventure and starpower - Sydney Greenstreet in his final film, Lionel Barrymore and Gilbert Roland - are on the map in Malaya.



  • Malaya

    By Ikedel
    This film is "just ok". If it did not feature James Stewart, Spencer Tracy, and Sydney Greenstreet it would rate two stars. The film was made about four years after the end of WW 2, and seemed to be trying to recapture the spirit of "Casablanca". By the time this film was released people were beginning to focus on a new international menace. Aside from this, the story itself seemed to be thrown together. It was nice to see James Stewart, Spencer Tracy and Sydney Greenstreet in the same film, it's too bad they did not have better material.