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The Sand Pebbles

The Sand Pebbles is a 1966 film which tells the story of an American gunboat plying the rivers of China in the 1920s. It stars Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Richard Crenna, Candice Bergen, Mako, Emmanuelle Arsan, Simon Oakland, Ford Rainey and Gavin MacLeod.

The movie was adapted by Robert Anderson from the novel by Richard McKenna. It was directed by Robert Wise.

It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Steve McQueen), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Mako), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color, Best Cinematography, Color, Best Film Editing, Best Music, Original Music Score, Best Picture and Best Sound.