In 1906 the American army pulls out of Mindanao leaving a handful of officers to try and get the Philippines Constabulary into shape to protect the native population from ruthless invaders. By reputation and by their exploits the fearless zealots initially strike terror into the local militia but the doctor on the post starts to finds ways to combat this. Written by
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There was some criticism of the film for being very gung-ho at a time when another world war was looking increasingly likely. See more »
As soon as the American troops are gone, the Moros will come down from the hills. They will kill all the men and carry away all the women and children into slavery. For you it will be a report written in ink, but for my people, it will be a report written in blood.
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The uprising is or was real. The doctor played by Cooper, was a real person forced to take over a military barracks because he was the highest ranking officer left after a Muslim Suicide attack as I recall.. The movie is a diagram of how to treat Muslim terrorists and should be watched by those in today's world who want to stop terror. Cooper uses their religion in order to fight them. Watch the movie for how this works. The characters are developed well, and while the story might seem like a rehash of another movie, it is a fairly representative movie of a real life hero. Not Gary Coopers finest work, but is a good movie and will give insight into Muslim Fundamentalist mindset.
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