Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Samuel Fuller. 1957, 97 mins. 35mm. With Gene Barry, Angie Dickinson, Nat ‘King’ Cole. Fuller’s dynamic black-and-white CinemaScope film is a prescient combat drama set in Vietnam in the 1950s. In 1954, during the French Indochina War, a female smuggler and a group of French Foreign Legion mercenaries infiltrate enemy territory. A decade after its release, the United States would be fully entangled in the “fight against communism in Southeast Asia.” Political but also personal, China Gate considers the social and individual consequences of war, as well as American racism.
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