~ COMMENTARY BY ROBERT WISE,
MAKO AND RICHARD CRENNA/ ~ THE SAND PEBBLES TRIVIA TRACK/ ~ ROAD SHOW SCENES/ ~ "SIDE BARS" SEGMENTS/ ~ A SHIP CALLED SAN PABLO/ ~ THE SECRET OF THE SAN PABLO/ ~ RADIO DOCUMENTARIES/ ~ RADIO SPOTS
THE SAND PEBBLES tells many stories. It's the story of China, a slumbering giant that rouses itself to the cries of its people - and of the Americans who are caught in its bloody awakening. It¹s the story of Frenchy (RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH), a crewman on the U.S.S. San Pablo who kidnaps his Chinese bride from the auction block. Most of all, it¹s the story of Jake Holman (STEVE MCQUEEN), a sailor who has given up trying to make peace with anything - including himself. Nominated for nine Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Actor for McQueen, THE SAND PEBBLES blends explosive action with stirring drama and romance.