YMMV: The Sand Pebbles
- Adaptation Displacement: Richard Mc Kenna's novel was a best-seller in its day but has long since been overshadowed by the film.
- Hey, It's That Guy!: This film was an early starring role for Mako. James Hong (Big Trouble in Little China, Blade Runner, etc.) plays Maily's pimp.
- What Do You Mean, It's Not Political?: A film from the 1960s depicting American forces stuck in a quagmire in Asia? Robert Wise always denied a Vietnam connection (after all, the book was written in 1962) but critics then and now inevitably draw the comparison.