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High Road to China Movie Review Summary

Actors: Tom Selleck, Bess Armstrong, Jack Weston, Robert Morley, Wilford Brimley

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Down on his luck WWI pilot Patrick O'Malley (Selleck) is hired to fly on a rescue mission to find a long lost wealthy business tycoon Bradley Tozer (Brimley). Tozer has been missing for most of the 1920's and his business empire is soon to pass along to his greedy business partner Bentik (Morley) if he is not found in time. Eve Tozer (Armstrong) is the headstrong and relentless daughter who hires O'Malley but disapproves of his manners, hygiene, drinking habits, flying skills… you name it and she complains about it. He agrees to the deal in exchange for a small fortune as he is risking his life and pair of flying machines by piloting into extremely dangerous parts of Asia.
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O'Malley's mechanic and friend Struts (Weston) is essential to the project but he gets separated somewhere along the way as one of the planes is damaged. The journey is not without its perils and problems in Waziristan, Nepal, and China pitting the pair of adventurers against hostile tribes, fiendish assassins, harsh conditions, and a ruthless German flying ace. Along the way Eve learns to respect his courage, integrity, and rough manly ways. O'Malley gets used to her high-strung nature and passionate personality. A romance blossoms as they persevere with their mission.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1900-1920's Wandering in wilderness    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   pilot wilderness plot    -   being chased in the wilderness

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   pilot, civilian Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   The 'stans    -   China Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing

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