The Sand Pebbles (1966)

Movie"This is the heroic story of the men on the U.S.S. San Pablo who disturbed the sleeping dragon of savage China as the threatened world watched in breathless terror."
Audience Score
PG-13 3 hr 16 minDec 20th, 1966War, Drama
Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat USS 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.

Movie Details

Theatrical Release:December 20th, 1966
On DVD & Blu-ray:May 15th, 2001 - Buy DVD
Movie Budget:$12,000,000
Movie Box Office Gross:$20,000,000 (Worldwide)
Original Language:English
Executive Producers:Steve McQueen
Production Companies:Robert Wise Productions, Solar Productions, 20th Century Fox