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Sand Pebbles, The

 

USA 1966, 175 minutes
Dir. Robert Wise
Rating: [PG]
Genres: Drama, Classics / War

Topics: Period 1920s.

 

Aroview: An epic series of adventures on an American gunboat in the turbulent China of the 1920s, Steve McQueen giving a particularly underrated performance, with good support from Richard Attenborough.

Chiefly noted for its brilliant photography (by Joseph MacDonald) and excellent authentic locations, it also carries an interesting layer of comment on American political interference in other countries, which many critics found problematic.

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • extra stuff
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 2.35:1
 

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