Wallace Beery stars in this patriotic World War II drama about a tough retired Marine who is caught in the middle of the Philippines campaign, experiencing action, heroics, and tragedy. ...
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Wallace Beery stars in this patriotic World War II drama about a tough retired Marine who is caught in the middle of the Philippines campaign, experiencing action, heroics, and tragedy. Gruff Sergeant Bailey has never actually been in combat, but when the Japanese invade, the untested leader finally sees battle, ironically as a civilian in charge of organizing the citizens' withdrawal.
This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Thursday 11 April 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), in Philadelphia Wednesday Wednesday 19 June 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in New York City Saturday 26 October 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), and in San Francisco 19 November 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). At this time, color broadcasting was in its infancy, limited to only a small number of high rated programs, primarily on NBC and NBC affiliated stations, so these film showings were all still in B&W. Viewers were not offered the opportunity to see these films in their original Technicolor until several years later. See more »
At the time of the fall of the Philippines, US Marines would have been wearing the old-style Brodie helmets rather than the WWII M1 helmets used in the battle scene. See more »
O God of Love, O King of Peace
Music from "Hesperus" by Henry Baker (1854)
Hymn by Henry W. Baker (1861)
Sung by the congregation in church on the morning of December 7, 1941 See more »
gives a memorable performance. The jungle scene near the end of the movie is one of most moving scenes that I've ever witnessed. This film deserves preservation consideration. And why it's not available on DVD or VHS is a mystery.
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