Acteurs: Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Richard Crenna, Candice Bergen, Mako, Larry Gates, Charles Robinson, Simon Oakland, Ford Rainey, Joe Turkel, Gavin MacLeod, Joe Di Reda, Richard Loo, Barney Phillips, James Hong, Gus Trikonis, Emmanuelle Arsan, Shepherd Sanders, James Jeter, Tom Middleton, Paul Chun, Tommy Lee, Beulah Quo, Stephen Jahn, Alan Hopkins, Stephen Ferry, Ted Fish, Loren Janes, Glenn R. Wilder, Robert Kelly-Schleyer
Réliasé: 1966 12 20
Produit par: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Solar Productions, Robert Wise Productions
Pays: United States of America
Chiffre d'affaire: 20000000$USD
Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the "rice-bowl" system which runs the ship and the uneasy symbiosis between Chinese and foreigner on the river. Hostility towards the gunboat's presence reaches a climax when the boat must crash through a river-boom and rescue missionaries upriver at China Light Mission.