The Sand Pebbles (1966) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Sand Pebbles

Robert Wise, 1966

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The Sand Pebbles
Richard McKenna, 1962

The Sand Pebbles is a movie directed by Robert Wise in 1966 and based on the book of the same name by Richard McKenna, first published in 1962. The movie features Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Candice Bergen, Richard Crenna, Emmanuelle Arsan, Simon Oakland, and others.

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RATING

7.6

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Sand Pebbles (Robert Wise, 1966)

8.4

/ 10

Book Cover: The Sand Pebbles (Richard McKenna, 1962)

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Storyline

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.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Sand Pebbles, the 1966 movie by Robert Wise

Year

1966

Minutes

182

Movie Rate

7.60

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Sand Pebbles

Country: USA

Year: 1966

Length: 3h2m

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Cover of The Sand Pebbles, the 1962 book by Richard McKenna

Year

1962

Pages

602

Book Rate

8.48

S: Goodreads

Book

The Sand Pebbles

Country: USA

First published in: 1962

Length: 602 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Poster of The Sand Pebbles, the 1966 movie by Robert Wise

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Cover of The Sand Pebbles, the 1962 book by Richard McKenna

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