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The Sand Pebbles
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Robert Wise

Directed by Robert Wise, and written by Robert Anderson, "The Sand Pebbles" (also known as "Kanonenboot am Yangtse-Kiang", "Quelli della San Pablo") is a Drama/Romance/War film, released in the USA on December 20 of 1966 . Steve McQueen is starring, alongside Richard Attenborough, Richard Crenna, Candice Bergen, Mako and Larry Gates.

THE STORY OF MEN...men who disturbed the sleeping dragon of China as the world watched in terror!

Who directed "The Sand Pebbles":

The Sand Pebbles was directed by Robert Wise, an American director, and producer.

Before making The Sand Pebbles, Robert Wise had directed The Haunting, released in 1963, Two for the Seesaw (1962), West Side Story (1961), I Want to Live! (1958), Run Silent Run Deep (1958), and Until They Sail (1957). Since, he directed Star!, released in 1968, Two People (1973), The Hindenburg (1975), Audrey Rose (1977), Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), and Wisdom (1986).

What was the release date of "The Sand Pebbles":

The Sand Pebbles was first released in the United States on Tuesday, December 20, 1966. Also released on this day was Murderers' Row (dir. Henry Levin). This was fifty-two (52) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, April 05, 1967 in the United Kingdom; Wednesday, February 08, 1967 in France; Thursday, March 23, 1967 in Germany; Wednesday, February 15, 1967 in Italy and on Saturday, March 18, 1967 in Japan.

What is the casting of "The Sand Pebbles":

At the casting of The Sand Pebbles we find Steve McQueen, previously seen in Nevada Smith (1966) and The Cincinnati Kid (1965); Richard Attenborough (The Flight of the Phoenix (1965), Guns at Batasi (1964)); Richard Crenna (Made in Paris (1966), Our Miss Brooks (1956)) [ more... ]

  • Ford Rainey and Larry Gates also appeared in Ada, released in 1961.
  • Barney Phillips and Larry Gates also appeared together in Has Anybody Seen My Gal?, released in 1952.
  • Simon Oakland and Gus Trikonis can also be seen in West Side Story, released in 1961.
  • Simon Oakland and Steve McQueen can both be seen in Bullitt, released in 1968.

What is the Storyline of "The Sand Pebbles":

In 1926, Machinist's Mate 1st Class Jake Holman (Steve McQueen) transfers from the Asiatic Fleet flagship to the Yangtze River Patrol gunboat USS San Pablo. (The ship is nicknamed the "Sand Pebble" and its sailors refer to themselves as "Sand Pebbles.") Life aboard a gunboat is very different. It has a labor system ? condoned by officers ? wherein coolies (Chinese manual laborers) do the work, leaving the sailors free for combat drills and idle bickering. The coolie laborers' "rice bowl" (source of [...]

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