MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 217,600 this week

A Letter from Bataan (1942)

 -  Short | Drama | War  -  15 September 1942 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 16 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Wartime propaganda film intended to encourage more active participation in the U.S. war effort.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Staff Picks: Favorite Horror Movies

We asked IMDb staffers to provide their favorite horror movies.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 59 titles
created 09 Dec 2012
 
list image
a list of 1673 titles
created 18 Mar 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Letter from Bataan (1942)

A Letter from Bataan (1942) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Letter from Bataan.
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Pvt. John W. Lewis
...
Mrs. Mary Lewis
Jimmy Lydon ...
Chuck Lewis
Joe Sawyer ...
Roy, John's Brother in Law
Keith Richards ...
Pete
Janet Beecher ...
Mrs. 'Ma' Lewis
Esther Dale ...
Mrs. Jackson
...
Mr. Limpert the Mailman
Edit

Storyline

Documentary short subject which depicts the necessity of conservation of raw and recyclable materials such as metal and rubber in time of war. The facts are dramatized with the story of an American GI writing home from Bataan and explaining the hardships he and his fellow soldiers undergo without proper conservation of materials on the homefront. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

propaganda | number in title | See All (2) »

Genres:

Short | Drama | War

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 September 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Paramount Victory Short No. T2-1: A Letter from Bataan  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Big-studio machine in the service of a utilitarian message
7 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

Paramount took its war effort obligations to heart with this dramatic short in assigning to the project not only quality actors, but also scenarist, cinematographer and composer. The message of the film--the need to conserve and recycle--may look banal in today's America of super-abundance, but coming at a time during the war when citizens at home were being inconvenienced in the most unexpected ways (shortages of car tires, women's stockings, phonograph records), this little drama made its point in a well-paced and touching way. Look for big screen's "Henry Aldrich" as hero's speed-crazy teen brother.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss A Letter from Bataan (1942) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?