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Huk! (1956)

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After 14 years in the United States, Greg Dickson returns to the Philippines where he was raised, with the purpose of selling his father's estate and returning to the states. Boyhood friend... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Greg Dickson
Mona Freeman ...
Cindy Rogers
John Baer ...
Bart Rogers
James Bell ...
Stephen Rogers
Teddy Benavides ...
Maj. Balatbat (as Teddy Benavedes)
Mario Barri ...
Ben Perez ...


After 14 years in the United States, Greg Dickson returns to the Philippines where he was raised, with the purpose of selling his father's estate and returning to the states. Boyhood friend Bart Rogers and his wife Cindy meet Greg's plane at Manila, but he dismisses their warnings about the marauding Huks, fanatic guerrillas who are plundering nearby plantations. They repulse a Huk attack on the way to the plantation and are met by Stephen Rogers, Bart's father and the village schoolteacher. With him is Philippine Army Major Balatbat who tells Greg that Kalak, leader of the Huks and murderer of Greg's father, is also after him. Written by Les Adams <>

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To tame the Huks
3 January 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Huk was the shortened version of the Communist guerrilla movement in the post war Phillipines who had finally gotten their delayed independence from the USA in 1946. Many of them were the guerrilla fighters who had fought the Japanese occupation. In that they were similar to the Vietminh in French Indo-China,the Chinese Communists and many other native insurgency. When this independent film came out in 1956 the war had already come to a halt a year earlier. It allowed for George Montgomery, Mona Freeman, and the rest of the cast to film in the locations of some the very savage fighting.

Unlike a lot of the revolutionary movements post World War II this one came up very short though it was bloody while it lasted. It also had no western combat troops involved, the Filipinos beat them back on their own. They had a most remarkable president at the time named Ramon Magsaysay who combined social reform with military action, the better to take away the appeal of the Huks. The full name was Hukbalahap for the group.

The Phillipines area an archipelago of over a thousand islands and this story concerns the action on one of those islands. George Montgomery who grew up in the Phillipines on his father's plantation has come home because the Huks have killed his father. He has no interest in the politics of the area, Montgomery just wants to get a good price for the old homestead and clear out.

He makes the acquaintance of Mona Freeman who is now married to his boyhood neighbor John Baer and living on that plantation with his father James Bell who taught school in the area. He likes what he sees and Baer has become incredibly aggressive. There's a reason for that which I won't go into further.

Filipino cinema stars Teddy Benevides who plays a Filipino army major and Mario Barri who is the local Huk leader lend some local authenticity to the story. I was in the Phillipines in 1999 and the country is lush, green, and beautiful as I remember it. The final action sequence is a battle with the Huks attacking a river steamer filled with fleeing refugees that Montgomery, Freeman, and Baer are taking to safety. It is well staged and will leave you on the edge of your seat.

As for President Magsaysay who does get a mention in the film, he was killed in a plane crash the following year. I was 10 years old at the time and I remember just as it was for Anwar Sadat of Egypt a great deal of mourning for him in this country, more than usual for a foreign head of state.

You won't get too much of the background of the Huk rebellion, but the film Huk is a fine action film for those who crave such things.

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