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The Real Glory (1939)

Passed  -  History | War  -  29 September 1939 (USA)
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A small American contingent tries to train rural tribesmen to defend themselves against fanatical Muslim radicals in 1906 Philippines.

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Doctor Canavan
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Lieut. McCool
Andrea Leeds ...
Linda Hartley
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Capt. Hartley
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Lieut. Larson
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Mrs. Manning
Russell Hicks ...
Capt. Manning
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
The Datu
Benny Inocencio ...
Miguel
Charles Waldron ...
The Padre
Rudy Robles ...
Lieut. Yabo (as Ruby Robles)
Tetsu Komai ...
Alipang
Roy Gordon ...
Col. Hatch
Henry Kolker ...
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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 Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Always outnumbered. Never outfought. See more »

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29 September 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Verdadeira Glória  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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David Niven felt badly miscast in the film, and did not even attempt an American accent. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Bill Canavan: I thought I missed when I shot at that juramentado, but I guess I didn't.
[He throws five bullets he romoved from the body on the table]
Dr. Bill Canavan: He had enough lead in him to sink a battleship!
Capt. George Manning: Doctor, a juramentado is like a horse. The only place to stop him is right here.
[He gestures to his head]
Capt. George Manning: Only you feel sorry for the horse.
Dr. Bill Canavan: I've heard of these fanatics that go beserk, but I never saw one before. I wonder what kept the bugger going with all those slugs in him. Must be some drug.
Padre Rafael: The drug that ...
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Offensive on so many levels!
14 July 2007 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This film is typical of American films that present us as benevolent occupiers rather than the aggressive colonizers we were.

Contrary to the film's assertion, Filipinos were not simple people who were happy to have Americans occupying their country. The bloody Philippine-American War, during which Filipinos fought for their independence, lasted for four years. Some Americans, including William Jennings Bryan, Mark Twain, and Andrew Carnegie, strongly objected to the annexation of the Philippines. The U.S. declared victory in 1902, but in the south, Muslim Filipinos resisted until 1913, and the Americans never acquired complete control over the Muslim areas of Mindanao.

The word "moro" used in the film to refer to the Muslims is a pejorative term used by the non-Muslim (i.e., Christian) majority, and Muslims o that time would not call themselves "moro." While it is historically accurate that there were Muslims pirates that attacked coastal villages, this film represents most Muslims as "native devils" and the non-Muslim Filipinos s as frightened children who need brave Americans to teach them courage. The reality is that Muslim Filipinos refused to be subjugated by American rule and fought a drawn-ought guerrilla war, the first of its kind in modern history and the only kind possible when faced with the wealth and power of the U.S colonial machinery.

When you are fighting against troops that are illegally occupying your country, is that a rebellion or is it self-defense? The current situation in Iraq shows that not much has changed over 100 years later.


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