Burma Convoy

Burma Convoy is a 1941 film about a truck convoy on the Burma Road directed by Noel M. Smith and starring Charles Bickford and Evelyn Ankers.

Burma Convoy
Directed byNoel M. Smith
Produced byMarshall Grant
Written byStanley Rubin
Roy Chanslor
Based onoriginal story by Rubin and Chanslor
StarringCharles Bickford
Evelyn Ankers
CinematographyJohn W Boyle
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
6 October 1941
Running time
67 minutes
CountryUnited States

It was also known as Halfway to Shanghai.


In the Burmese town of Lashio, the convoys of an American transport company keep being attacked. Head driver is Cliff Weldon. His brother Mike comes to visit. They deal with a Eurasian spy, a Chinese agent and enemy attacks.



The film was announced in April 1941 as Halfway to Shanghai. It was an early lead role for Evelyn Ankers who had joined the studio after being on stage in Ladies in Retirement. Filming took place in April and May 1941.[1]

The film was one of a number being set in the Burma Road around this time, others including A Yank on the Burma Road, Burma Road and Over the Burma Road, with the latter two not being filmed.[2]


The New York Times thought the film was "too tame".[3]


  1. ^ Twentieth' to Claim Colbert for Feature Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 7 Apr 1941: 16.
  2. ^ SCREEN NEWS HERE AND IN HOLLYWOOD New York Times 17 Sep 1941: 27.
  3. ^ At the Rialto T.M.P.. New York Times 7 Oct 1941: 26.

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