Home Blog Post Identify the ... Blog Post Identify the Movie By Larry-Lambert - March 5, 2020 1011 20 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Also identify the ship – the location – and the female co-star for extra credit RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Blog Post Deck the Heretics Blog Post Eschatology Blog Post Prosthetic Conscience 20 COMMENTS Movie was "The Sandpebbles" set on the Yangtze I think in the 1920's?? Been too long since I have seen it…seems I remember a semi-auto rifle in climax on-land scene…BAR? You're fast! The name of the ship and the female co-star? Since BOBBOOKWORM jumped on it so quickly. What was the name of the "bilge coolie" and the name of the Christian mission? David attenborough? The male co-star, yes indeed. A memorable performance. Just happened to swing by at the right time. I'd have to go look it up…maybe someone who is more of a movie junkie than I am?? Good movie, by the way. Candice Bergen was the female missionary and the ship was the gunboat USS San Pablo. One of Steve McQueen's better movies…. Well done! And yes, a great movie. I dropped in late. It is one of my favorites! Candace Bergen was the female co-star and the mission was China Light. Bilge coolie was Po-han played by Mako, who has been in many films since. "Live stem, sleepy stem". Excellent, RHT447 Richard Crenna as the Captain did a good job with the role as well. Not sure how long it's been since I saw this. I always thought that the movie was an excellent study in human nature. I won't comment but he's obviously trying to work out the Navy's trans recruitment quota. At that time (1920's), they'd have wrapped them in anchor chain and tossed them over the side. I haven't yet read the other comments. I don't want to be influenced by them. The film is The Sand Pebbles. I seem to recall that ship's name was the San Pablo. It's been quite a while since I last saw the film or read the book. I recall that it took place in China in the 1920s, the Yangtze River comes to mind. I don't remember who his co-star was. I need to see that film again. Maybe TCM will run it again soon. Richard Attenborough is the actor. His brother David is the naturalist. "The Sand Pebbles" may have been a good film, but for fact rather than fiction see the film "Yangtze Incident" about HMS Amethyst's escape from the Yangtze in 1949. Richard Crenna was a real China sailor and the Naval Institute edition has a good deal to say about the man, his life and times. Worth the chasing down. Comments are closed.