The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954) - Rotten Tomatoes

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The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)




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Based on a James Michener epic, this provocative and realistic Korean war drama (which contains a strong anti-war message) chronicles the courage of a pilot and his crew as they attempt to fly into North Korean territory and bomb strategically important bridges. Much of the story was filmed on location in Tokyo and on the China Sea. The film earned Oscars for its special effects and film editing.

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Fredric March
as Rear Adm. George Tarrant
William Holden
as Lt. Harry Brubaker
Grace Kelly
as Nancy Brubaker
Mickey Rooney
as Mike Forney
Charles McGraw
as Cmdr. Wayne Lee
Robert Strauss
as Beer Barrel
Willis Bouchey
as Capt. Evans
Nadene Ashdown
as Kathy Brubaker
James Jankins
as Asst. CIC Officer
James Jenkins
as Assistant CIC Officer
Robert Kino
as Bartender
Paul Kruger
as Captain Parker
Teru Shimada
as Japanese Father
Gene Reynolds
as C.I.C. Officer
Jack Roberts
as Quartermaster
Robert A. Sherry
as Flight Surgeon
Dennis Weaver
as Air Intelligence Officer
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Critic Reviews for The Bridges at Toko-Ri

All Critics (10)

William Holden, Grace Kelly, Frederic March and... Mickey Rooney act extremely well.

June 19, 2018 | Full Review…

This intelligent Korean (anti)war drama is well acted by William Holden and Grace Kelly.

June 13, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…

'The Bridges at Toko-Ri' is still a vehicle for the quiet determination of character that once placed William Holden among the brightest of stars.

June 23, 2008 | Full Review…

It seems to be paying only lip service to its pacifist message, but fully believes that wars are a necessary part of life

May 27, 2008 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

The Bridges at Toko-Ri effectively depicts the sacrifices and courage of those who went to war.

August 7, 2005 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Bridges at Toko-Ri


A great cast, but a boring war movie. I didn't like it. I'd only recommend seeing this if you really want to see one of the actors in it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Not a bad film, but a little melodramatic. What makes this film enjoyable is the realistic war footage and William Holden. I really enjoyed all of the scenes on the aircraft carrier and it's daily workings, and the air combat scenes are fantastic and still hold up today. The scenes with Grace Kelly that are off the carrier are too melodramatic and a bit unrealistic. William Holden is great as always and the ending is really strong.

cody franklin
cody franklin

Super Reviewer


this is a great film, but it is one of the saddest films i have ever seen. the end is down right depressing as a family man. much of the film felt average at best, but the actual flying sequences were excellent, raising the overall quality of the film. a classic and must watch.

danny d
danny d

Super Reviewer

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