NEVER SO FEW REVIEWED
“Never So Few” is two tales in one. Frank Sinatra frames these stories as they range between drug trafficking tales to outright men on a mission. Peter Lawford, Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen and Frank Sinatra get to do their thing with machine guns blazing. All the while, Gina Lollobrigida gets to linger on the edges of the frame as a femme fatale type. I really wish that the film would have stuck to one side or the other. But, I guess you needed the China Gate style trappings to frame Frank Sinatra’s quest.
What a lot of people forget is that this was Steve McQueen’s major studio debut. The lad went from creature features like The Blob to palling around with Sinatra like it was second nature. As someone who digs these kinds of film, I feel like not enough of the movie focused on McQueen’s development. Bill Ringa is one of the great movie guerillas of American cinema, but most movie fans couldn’t even remember this movie. Not sure what’s up with that, but rectify it by picking up the movie today.
- 2.39:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 8/7/18
- Video - 94%94%
- Audio - 93%93%
- Special Features - 88%88%
- Content Score - 90%90%
The Plot Thus Far
John Sturges directs a soul-patch sporting Frank Sinatra in this war drama that bridges the gap between patriotic paeans of the past and the anguished ambiguities of the coming conflict in Vietnam. Focusing on the still seldom told tale of the valiant native Kachin struggles against the Japanese in the remote jungles of Burma during World War II. Sinatra plays OSS liaison Capt. Tom Reynolds, who attempts to aid the Kachin along with fellow OSS operatives Captain Grey Travis (Peter Lawford) and Corporal Bill Ringa (a show-stealing Steve McQueen) despite the indifference of Army command. Fielding an all-star ensemble that includes Gina Lollobrigida, Paul Henreid, Brian Donlevy and Charles Bronson, this CinemaScope Metrocolor action epic sparkles as if brand-new on this spectacular Blu-ray Disc. 16×9 Letterbox
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