Samuel Fuller (The Big Red One) wrote, produced and directed this raw-boned action-packed war film – Near the end of the French phase of the Vietnam War, a group of mercenaries are recruited to travel through enemy territory to the Chinese border, to blow up an arms depot. A Eurasian smuggler, Lucky Legs (Angie Dickinson), agrees to use her connections to help them, in return they agree to take her illegitimate son to America. The racist father of the boy, Sergeant Brock (Gene Barry), is also part of the multinational group. Lucky Legs must use the love of a Eurasian guerilla leader, Major Cham (Lee Van Cleef), to get access to the base. The other members of the patrol are also haunted by past memories – Goldie (Nat “King” Cole) is a veteran of Korea and World war II who hates war and wants to see peace at all costs; Corporal Pigalle (George Givot) is an ex-French gendarme who doesn’t like taking orders; Captain Gaumont (Paul Dubov) is the mercenary leader; Charlie (James Hong) is an Vietnamese-American private; and Private Andreades (Gerald Milton), is a hard-nosed Greek expatriate. Beautifully shot in black-and-white by legendary cinematographer Joseph F. Biroc (It’s a Wonderful Life). Original score by Victor Young (Johnny Guitar) and Max Steiner (Casablanca) with a title song written by Victor Young and Harold Adamson and performed by Nat “King” Cole.

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China Gate (1957)

War/Action/Drama · 1h 37m · 5/22/1957

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Love and War in French Indo-China!

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Samuel Fuller (The Big Red One) wrote, produced and directed this raw-boned action-packed war film – Near the end of the French phase of the Vietnam War, a group of mercenaries are recruited to travel through enemy territory to the Chinese border, to blow up an arms depot. A Eurasian smuggler, Lucky Legs (Angie Dickinson), agrees to use her connections to help them, in return they agree to take her illegitimate son to America. The racist father of the boy, Sergeant Brock (Gene Barry), is also part of the multinational group. Lucky Legs must use the love of a Eurasian guerilla leader, Major Cham (Lee Van Cleef), to get access to the base. The other members of the patrol are also haunted by past memories – Goldie (Nat “King” Cole) is a veteran of Korea and World war II who hates war and wants to see peace at all costs; Corporal Pigalle (George Givot) is an ex-French gendarme who doesn’t like taking orders; Captain Gaumont (Paul Dubov) is the mercenary leader; Charlie (James Hong) is an Vietnamese-American private; and Private Andreades (Gerald Milton), is a hard-nosed Greek expatriate. Beautifully shot in black-and-white by legendary cinematographer Joseph F. Biroc (It’s a Wonderful Life). Original score by Victor Young (Johnny Guitar) and Max Steiner (Casablanca) with a title song written by Victor Young and Harold Adamson and performed by Nat “King” Cole.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States
Cast
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Gene Barry

Sgt. Brock
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Angie Dickinson

Lucky Legs
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Nat 'King' Cole

Goldie
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Paul Dubov

Capt. Caumont
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Lee Van Cleef

Maj. Cham
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George Givot

Cpl. Pigalle
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Gerald Milton

Pvt. Andreades
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Neyle Morrow

Leung
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Marcel Dalio

Father Paul
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Maurice Marsac

Col. De Sars
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Warren Hsieh

The Boy
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Paul Busch

Cpl. Kruger
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Sasha Harden

Pvt. Jaszi
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James Hong

Charlie
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Willie Soo Hoo

Moi Leader (as William Soo Hoo)
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Walter Soo Hoo

Guard
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Weaver Levy

Khuan
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Suey Chan

Monk (uncredited)
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Charles Cirillo

Soldier (uncredited)
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Paul King

Soldier (uncredited)
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Esther Ying Lee

Villager (uncredited)
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Ziva Rodann

Indo-Chinese Woman (uncredited)
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Bill Saito

Soldier (uncredited)
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Mabel Smaney

Masseuse (uncredited)
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Owen Song

Guard (uncredited)
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Kai J. Wong

Soldier (uncredited)
Crew
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Samuel Fuller

Director
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Samuel Fuller

Writer
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Samuel Fuller

Producer
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Joseph F. Biroc

Cinematograpy
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Gene Fowler Jr.

Editor
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Doane Harrison

Editor
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Max Steiner

Music
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Victor Young

Music
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Howard Jackson

Music
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Jean L. Speak

Sound
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John Mansbridge

Art
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

China Gate

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

3/26/2013

Disc Title Front Cover

China Gate

(DVD)

3/26/2013

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