The gunboat of Yang-Tse

The Yang-Tse Gunboat (The Sand Pebbles) is an American war and historical film by Robert Wise, released in 1966 .

Synopsis

In 1926 , in China , the gunboat American San Pablo patrolling the Yangtze Kiang around Changsha , is found in the heart of the first Chinese civil war between the Nationalist forces of Chiang Kai-shek to the Communists .

Around the film

Filming began in Keelung ( Taiwan ) on November 22, 1965, continued from March 1966 in Hong Kong and the indoor scenes were filmed at Fox Studios from June 1966. In total, the filming lasted 7 months whereas only 9 weeks work had originally been planned.

Technical sheet

  • Original title: The Sand Pebbles
  • French title: La Canonnière du Yang-Tse
  • Director: Robert Wise
  • Scenario: Robert Anderson and Richard McKenna , based on Richard McKenna’s book
  • Artistic direction: Boris Leven
  • Costumes: Renie
  • Director of Photography: Joseph MacDonald
  • Music: Jerry Goldsmith
  • Production: Robert Wise
  • Production and Distribution Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Language: English
  • Format: Deluxe Colors – Panavision 70 mm 2.20 Stereo sound 6 tracks + 35 mm Scope 2.35 Mono
  • Duration: 182 minutes (3 h 02), initially 196 minutes
  • Genre: Adventure , War
  • Release dates:
    •  United States :
    •  France :

Distribution

  • Steve McQueen (VF: Jacques Deschamps ) : Jake Holman
  • Candice Bergen : Shirley Eckert
  • Lord Richard Attenborough (VF: Jacques Marin ) : Frenchy Burgoyne
  • Richard Crenna (VF: Jacques Dacqmine ) : Captain Collins
  • Charles Robinson  ( VF: Philippe Mareuil ) : Lieutenant Bordelles
  • Mako : Po-Han
  • Marayat Andriane : p (VF: herself) : Maily
  • Larry Gates (VF: Richard Francoeur ) : Jameson
  • Simon Oakland (VF: Claude Bertrand ) : Stawski
  • Ford Rainey (VF: John Clarieux ) : Harris
  • Joe Turkel (VF: Jean-Pierre Duclos ) : Bronson
  • Gavin MacLeod (FW: Henry Djanik ) : Crosley
  • Richard Loo : Major Chin
  • James Hong : Victor Shu
  • Barney Phillips : Franks
  • Gus Trikonis : Restorff
  • Paul Chun  ( credited as Paul Chinpae): Cho-jen
  • Larry Duran (uncredited): Brawler at Red Kettle Bar

Around the film

  • The actress Marayat Andriane had come forward a few years later under the name of Emmanuelle Arsan by writing the series of erotic bestseller Emmanuelle .
  • This is the only film in Steve McQueen’s career that has allowed him to be nominated for an Oscar , a reward he will never win.
  • The film was shot in Hong Kong and Taiwan . The Keelung River was used for river filming.
  • In this film, Steve McQueen is doubled in French by Jacques Deschamps , Jacques Thébault being in Lebanon at the time 1 .

Notes and references

  1. ↑ Interview with Jacques Thébault , April 2013.

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