Never So Few

Never So Few

Frank Sinatra
Director: John Sturges Cast: Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
, Gina Lollobrigida
Gina Lollobrigida
, Peter Lawford
Peter Lawford
John Sturges

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Action director John Sturges had a few good films behind him (Bad Day at Black Rock, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral) and a few more to come (The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven) when he put together this colorful story of wartime romance. In addition to his talents as a director, this saga of an American Captain stationed with his Allied command in Burma during World War II is helped by a stellar cast. Frank Sinatra is Captain Tom Reynolds who is supposed to be battling the Japanese in Burma but gets side-tracked when his unit and his Kachin allies are attacked by Chiang Kai-shek's forces. In supporting roles are Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen (about to make his mark on the big screen), Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lawford, Brian Donlevy, and several others. After General Chiang's attack, Captain Reynolds leads the remainder of his men into Nationalist Chinese territory for a fast retaliation -- basically a wholesale slaughter. He is called on the carpet for this action later, and his would-be love, Carla Vesari (Lollobrigida) is suddenly faced with a decision to stay with her current man (Paul Heinreid) or take off for the unknown USA with the American Captain.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/28/2017
UPC: 0888574474911
Original Release: 1959
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:04:00
Sales rank: 14,457

Special Features

cc Includes: Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Frank Sinatra Tom C. Reynolds
Gina Lollobrigida Carla Vesari
Peter Lawford Capt. Grey Travis
Steve McQueen Bill Ringa
Richard Johnson Capt. Danny de Mortimer
Paul Henreid Nikko Regas
Brian Donlevy Gen. Sloane
Dean Jones Sgt. Jim Norby
Charles Bronson Sgt. John Danforth
Philip Ahn Nautaung
Robert Bray Col. Fred Parkson
Kipp Hamilton Margaret Fitch
John Hoyt Col. Reed
Whit Bissell Capt. Alofson
Richard Lupino Mike Island
Aki Aleong Billingsly
Ross Elliott Dr. Barry
Maggie Pierce Nurse
Leon Lontoc Laurel
George Takei Soldier

Technical Credits
John Sturges Director
Lee Le Blanc Special Effects
William H. Daniels Cinematographer
Hugo W. Friedhofer Score Composer
Henry W. Grace Set Decoration/Design
Edmund Grainger Producer
Addison Hehr Art Director
Robert R. Hoag Special Effects
Millard Kaufman Screenwriter
Richard A. Pefferle Set Decoration/Design
Hans Peters Art Director
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Ferris Webster Editor
Charles Wolcott Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Never So Few
1. Credits [2:07]
2. The Unit's Problems [5:54]
3. Night Fight [5:35]
4. A Real Soldier Now [4:11]
5. Remarkable Behavior [4:51]
6. War Likes and Dislikes [5:59]
7. Cops Make Him Nervous [2:57]
8. Two Weeks Off [4:39]
9. Invitations [5:02]
10. Bout of Malaria [4:46]
11. A Hankering [:01]
12. Getting the Message [3:56]
13. Fallin in Love [4:50]
14. Christmas in Burma [4:09]
15. Celebration Tragedy [3:13]
16. Two Lousy Guys [3:19]
17. Hospital Food Fight [5:28]
18. His Mission and His Lady [4:16]
19. Afraid of the Future [3:06]
20. The Airfield [2:45]
21. The Brave and the Dead [4:03]
22. Crossing Over to China [4:18]
23. Lotting Rights [4:16]
24. Go to Hell [6:27]
25. Not Over Between Us [4:37]
26. Here to Dang [4:53]
27. Stacking the Deck [4:48]
28. No Apology [2:52]
29. Exonerated Renegade [3:44]
30. Chapter 30 [3:03]

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