China Gate [Blu-ray]
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As the other reviewer has noted, CHINA GATE is one of the first American films to deal with the Indo-China conflict that formed the prequel to the Vietnam War. But the casting of Angie Dickinson and Lee Van Cleef as Eurasians is not as bizarre as several reviewers noted. Lucky Legs (Dickinson) has been abandoned by Brock (Gene Barry) due to his racist reaction against his newborn son who looks Oriental. The film thus takes a more incisive look at American racism than does THE GREEN BERETS a decade later. By contrast, Lee Van Cleef's Viet-Minh commissar is a more humane end educated man than his American counterpart. He wishes to adopt Brock's son and Lucky Legs and provide the home Brock refuses to give them. However, Lucky Legs wishes her son to be an American despite her personal experience of racism from a man from "the land of the free." Like RUN OF THE ARROW, CHINA GATE deals with the complex issue of American identity and pulls no punches. Nat King Cole's Goldie has lost his wife to cancer, lives only for killing "commies", and condemns his white American counterpart for deserting his wife and child. It is one of the best performances Cole ever delivered in any American film.Read more ›
It is amazing that so many films are not available on DVD. It took forever for the John Ford movies "Wagon Master" and "Sgt. Rutledge" to make it into DVD. Hopefull "China Gate" will soon join the ranks of lost films found again.
And on a musical note, one of the great singers of all times Nat King Cole not only has a supporting role, but also sings the theme song.
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This film is an accurate portrayal of early Vietnam conflict. This is a very important film , it's honest, gritty, and NOT politically correct.Published 1 month ago by Thomas W Ziffer
Interesting historical perspective on Vietnam and our unfortunate war.Published 1 month ago by Michael D. Morse
Actually a pretty bad movie, but interesting and worth watching for it's historical value.Published 1 month ago by windsun33
This movie reflects the Cold War ideology and colonialism. The movie does present a negative reaction to the main character's racist attitude towards his son. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Shirley Ann Shelden