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Battle at Bloody Beach (1961)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | June 1961 (USA)
In 1941, after the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, American civilian Craig Benson helps organizing the Philippine guerrilla fighters, delivering supplies and evacuating stranded civilians.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Craig Benson
Gary Crosby ...
Marty Sackler
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Ruth Benson
Alejandro Rey ...
Julio Fontana
Marjorie Stapp ...
Caroline Pelham
Barry Atwater ...
Pelham
E.J. André ...
Dr. Van Bart
Dale Ishimoto ...
Blanco
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Delia Ellis
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Nahni
Pilar Seurat ...
Camota
William Mims ...
M'Keever
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Tiger Blair
Sara Anderson ...
Mrs. Thompson
Kevin Brodie ...
Timmy Thompson
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This is only the second Audie Murphy movie set in WWII after his autobiographical "To Hell and Back." Here Murphy steps out of his usual kid-Western role to play a civilian working for the Navy helping supply guerilla insurgents in the Philippines. His sole motive is not politics nor bravery, but to find his bride from whom he was separated during the Japanese invasion two years before. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | War

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Sangre en la playa  »

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When the two Americans were watching a passing "Japanese" cruiser the ship in the binoculars was actually a British three stack cruiser and the long view off the cliff was an American two stack destroyer. See more »

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Referenced in Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001) See more »

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Mundane, predictable, not even enjoyable
11 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Audie Murphy made a lot of exciting movies, so how did he ever appear in this "thing"? By the standards of yesteryear it was as weak and pitiful as it is today. Murphy searches for his wife during World War 2 on a Japanese held island. There is a very mundane love triangle which no one cares about. The other characters are weeded out predictably and in the most contrived of scripts. It is by far the worst script Murphy has accepted that I know of. There is some action, but it is very hard to care. The film could have been taped in two hours, the way it looked. Historically, it has no value, either. Don't look for great acting. Murphy tries, but for what?


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