The Long and the Short and the Tall

The Long and the Short and the Tall

Richard Todd
Director: Leslie Norman Cast: Richard Todd
Richard Todd
, Laurence Harvey
Laurence Harvey
, Richard Harris
Richard Harris
Leslie Norman

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Overview

The title is derived from the lyrics of a popular wartime ballad "Bless 'Em All." This is, indeed, a war picture, set in Malaya. The British troops encamped therein believe they've gotten a break when they capture a Japanese scout (Kenji Takaki)--but it's all part of an enemy trap. The rest of the film concentrates on a battle of wills rather than bullets, though a few spurts of action keep the war-film aficionados happy. Played against the larger tapestry of the world conflict are the fluctuating tensions among the British soldiers themselves. Adapted from a play by Willis Hall, The Long and the Short and the Tall was released as both The Long the Short and the Tall (big whoop) and Jungle Fighters in the United States.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/19/2020
UPC: 0738329246761
Original Release: 1961
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 17,816

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Todd Sgt. Mitchem
Laurence Harvey Private Bamtooth
Richard Harris Cpl. Johnstone
Ronald Fraser Lance Cpl. MacLeish
David McCallum Pvt. Whitaker
John Meillon Private Smith
John Rees Private Evans
Kenji Takaki Tojo

Technical Credits
Leslie Norman Director
Michael Balcon Producer
Stanley Black Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
George Blackwell Special Effects
Ernie Farrer Costumes/Costume Designer
Willis Hall Screenwriter
Erwin Hillier Cinematographer
Wolf Mankowitz Screenwriter
Jim Morahan Art Director
Gordon Stone Editor
Terence Verity Art Director

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