Yesterday’s Enemy war movie
Yesterday’s Enemy war movie

Yesterday’s Enemy (1959, United Kingdom)

Categories: ambush moviesinfantry moviesjungle movies

Running time: 95 minutes

Language: English


Small unit of British army cut off from their main forces are moving back through jungle hoping to catch on with the headquarters. When they find a small village in the middle of nowhere they see a chance to finally get some rest. But when they move in Japanese hidden in the hut start to shoot. British soldiers managed to overpower the few Japanese and among them they found the lieutenant. Captain Langford is determined to find out what such high rank officer was doing here with only handful of soldiers, so he starts the interrogation of a man who was caught with Japanese. In order to make him talk he first threatens to kill him and, when it doesn’t work, to kill some of villagers.

Tensed war movie presenting the reality of Burma Campaign where all the fights were in jungle so dense that it was hard to determine wherever one is behind own or enemy lines. The script was reportedly based on a true story of British captain, who did perpetrated a war crime in Burma in 1942. Very good cast, very good script and very involving story.




Our rating

6.8

Film value

7 / 10

Realism factor

4 / 5

Adventure factor

3 / 5

Historical accuracy

3 / 5



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Creators of Yesterday’s Enemy

Val Guest movies

Val Guest

director


Peter R. Newman movies

Peter R. Newman

screenplay



Cast of Yesterday’s Enemy

Stanley Baker movies stanley-baker

Stanley Baker

as Captain Langford


Gordon Jackson movies gordon-jackson

Gordon Jackson

as Sergeant McKenzie


Leo McKern movies leo-mckern

Guy Rolfe movies guy-rolfe

Guy Rolfe

as Padre


David Oxley movies david-oxley

David Oxley

as Doctor


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Philip Ahn

as Yamazaki


Bryan Forbes movies bryan-forbes

Bryan Forbes

as Dawson


Percy Herbert movies percy-herbert

Percy Herbert

as Wilson


Burt Kwouk movies burt-kwouk

Burt Kwouk

as Japanese Soldier


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Events depicted in Yesterday’s Enemy

World War II (1936-1945)







Themes in Yesterday’s Enemy

British armyjungle warfareBurma campaignwar crimeJapanese army



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