During the Japanese invasion a British patrol unit is pinned down in the Burmese jungle. When a Japanese scout is captured the men face a dilemma. Sergeant Mitchum (Richard Todd) wants to take the prisoner to headquarters, much to the chagrin of his contemptuous second in command Corporal Johnstone (Richard Harris). As tempers flare, the previously gruff Private Bamforth (Laurence Harvey), gradually becomes the conscience of the platoon.

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The Long and the Short and the Tall (1960)

War/Drama · 1h 42m

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During the Japanese invasion a British patrol unit is pinned down in the Burmese jungle. When a Japanese scout is captured the men face a dilemma. Sergeant Mitchum (Richard Todd) wants to take the prisoner to headquarters, much to the chagrin of his contemptuous second in command Corporal Johnstone (Richard Harris). As tempers flare, the previously gruff Private Bamforth (Laurence Harvey), gradually becomes the conscience of the platoon.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Production Company

BBC Films
Cast
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Richard Todd

Sgt. Mitchem
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Laurence Harvey

Pte. Bamforth
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Richard Harris

Cpl. Johnstone
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Ronald Fraser

L / Cpl. Macleish
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David McCallum

Pte. Whitaker
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John Meillon

Pte. Smith
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John Rees

Pte. Evans
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Kenji Takaki

Tojo
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Anthony Chinn

Japanese Sniper (uncredited)
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Andy Ho

Japanese Soldier (uncredited)
Crew
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Willis Hall

Writer
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Leslie Norman

Director
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Wolf Mankowitz

Writer
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