China Gate

TitleChina Gate
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1957
AuthorsFuller, Samuel
Running Time1h 37m
Date Released1957
Distributor20th Century Fox
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

The film China Gate, directed by Samuel Fuller, came out in 1954, during the French Indochina War. A Eurasian female smuggler and a group of French Foreign Legion mercenaries infiltrate enemy territory in order to destroy an arms depot. The film is unique in its portrayal of race relations and its anti-racist stance, as well as accomplishing this with a multiracial cast, unusual for the time period.


Gene Barry

Angie Dickinson

Nat King Cole

Lee Van Cleef


Melange Pictures LLC

written, produced and directed by Samuel Fuller

Music by Victor Young

director of photography, Joseph Biroc

art direction, John Mansbridge

film editors, Gene Fowler, Jr., Dean Harrison.

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