Sand Pebbles, The (1966)

Engineer Jake Holman (Steve McQueen) arrives aboard the gunboat USS San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China.

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His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the "rice-bowl" system which runs the ship and the uneasy symbiosis between Chinese and foreigner on the river.

Hostility towards the gunboat's presence reaches a climax when the boat must crash through a river-boom and rescue missionaries upriver at China Light Mission.

Jake Holman
Steve McQueen
Frenchy Burgoyne
Richard Attenborough
Shirley Eckert
Candice Bergen
Captain Collins
Richard Crenna
Maily 
Emmanuelle Arsan
Po-Han
Mako Mako
Jameson
Larry Gates
Ensign Bordelles
Charles Robinson
Stawski
Simon Oakland
Harris
Ford Rainey
Bronson
Joe Turkel
Crosley
Gavin MacLeod
Shanahan
Joe Di Reda
Major Chin
Richard Loo
Franks
Barney Phillips

Director
Robert Wise