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Richard Thorpe

Starring Spencer Tracy, James Stewart, Sydney Greenstreet, John Hodiak, Lionel Barrymore and Gilbert Roland, "Malaya" (also known as "Operation Malaya", "East of the Rising Sun", "Malesia") is an Adventure/Drama film directed by Richard Thorpe, released on December 27 of 1949 in the USA.

Who is the director of "Malaya":

Malaya was directed by Richard Thorpe, an American director, writer, actor, and producer.

Before Malaya, Richard Thorpe had directed Challenge to Lassie, released in 1949, Big Jack (1949), A Date with Judy (1948), On an Island with You (1948), This Time for Keeps (1947), and Fiesta (1947). Since, he directed Three Little Words, released in 1950, Vengeance Valley (1951), The Great Caruso (1951), The Unknown Man (1951), It's a Big Country (1951), and Ivanhoe (1952).

What was the release date of "Malaya":

Malaya was first released on Tuesday, December 27, 1949, in the United States.. This was sixty-nine (69) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, April 26, 1950 in France; Tuesday, August 09, 1955 in Germany and on Thursday, January 11, 1951 in Italy.

What is the cast of "Malaya":

At the casting of Malaya we find Spencer Tracy, previously seen in Edward, My Son (1949) and State of the Union (1948); James Stewart (You Gotta Stay Happy (1948), Rope (1948)); Sydney Greenstreet (It's a Great Feeling (1949), Flamingo Road (1949)) [ more... ]

  • Sydney Greenstreet, Richard Loo and Lester Matthews also appeared together in Across the Pacific, released in 1942.
  • Spencer Tracy, James Stewart and Lionel Barrymore also worked together in Land of Liberty, released in 1939.
  • James Stewart and Lionel Barrymore can both be seen in You Can't Take It with You, released in 1938.
  • James Stewart and Gilbert Roland also appeared in Cheyenne Autumn, released in 1964.

What is the Storyline of "Malaya":

Smuggler Carnaghan (Tracy) is let out of prison by government agent Kellar (John Hodiak) on condition that he help John Royer (Stewart) sneak the entire vitally-needed rubber crop out of Japanese-held Malaya during World War II. They slip into the country and contact Carnaghan's associate, the Dutchman (Greenstreet), who conveniently recruits a gang of cutthroats for them from customers in his saloon, including Romano (Gilbert Roland).

Using money and intimidation, they succeed in purchasing all the [...]

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