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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The film was re-issued in 1942 with the title "A Yank in the Philippines," but the Office of War Information (OWI) requested that it be withdrawn; the Philippine Moros had become allies of the United States in World War II. 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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An emblem of adventure films of the hand of Henry Hathaway
In 1906 the U.S. Army established in the Philippines Manila leaves leaving a handful of officers in command of a police post to protect the native population of the fierce Moorish invaders from the south. Dr. Bill Canavan (Gary Cooper), and a pair of mercenaries sabotage attempt to solve the water supply position.
This film despite its seniority, stands the test of time and see it again now found it very entertaining. And that is 1939. And it endures Hathaway's expertise and because Gary Cooper is in good years, ie, when there had not been too old (second half of '50). The movie shows the presence of the U.S. Army in the Philippines, when the winds of war in Europe. There are interesting details, like the Spanish Jesuit who is out with its Filipino parishioners, all being attacked by "enemies" of Muslim Filipinos in Mindanao. In fact, the Hispanic presence in the Philippines hardly made itself felt in Mindanao, so that the U.S. military, did not get it from Spain in 1898, and were forced to conquer the island. Therefore, the Muslim Filipinos struggled to maintain their independence from the outside, As did many other Countries.
The movie features action scenes very well made, with a good performance by all actors.
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