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The Steel Claw (1961)

 -  War | Drama  -  16 April 1961 (Japan)
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A Marine stationed in the Philippines loses a hand in an accident and is discharged from the Corps. When the Japanese invade the Philippines, he is called back into service to rescue a ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Capt. John Larsen
Charito Luna ...
Lolita Smith
Mario Barri ...
Santana
Paul Sorensen ...
Sgt. Frank Powers
Amelia De La Rama ...
Christina
Carmen Austin ...
Rosa
Ben Perez ...
Dolph Rodriguez
John MacGloan ...
Commander
Joe Sison ...
Himself
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Farmer, Lolita's Uncle
Oscar Kesse ...
Lolita's Cousin
Al Wyatt Sr. ...
Sergeant (as Al Wyatt)
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A Marine stationed in the Philippines loses a hand in an accident and is discharged from the Corps. When the Japanese invade the Philippines, he is called back into service to rescue a general held by Filipino guerrillas behind Japanese lines. Attaching a steel prosthetic in place of his missing hand, he and his men set out on the mission, which turns out to be not quite what he was told it was. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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GEORGE MONTGOMERY AS THE MAN WITH...THE STEEL CLAW (original ad - all caps) See more »

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16 April 1961 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Der Mann mit der stählernen Klaue  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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Directorial debut of George Montgomery. See more »

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Capt. John Larsen: What the hell good is a man with one hand? I can't even tie my own shoes.
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B-grade, but surely has some meaning and context
7 August 2003 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

This is a typical b-grade film from the era, however, there seems to be a lot of effort to create the feel of being in the Phillipines during the dreadful Japanese occupation. The thing that this film does deliver on, is showing how the Filipino resistance was so passionate about being in the game, taking sides with the Americans where it was possible, and working as guerillas against the Japanese occupation.

Interestingly, women are presented as guerilla leaders and fighters in this 1961 piece. The version I saw had terrible audio sync, and was obviously taken from a brittle celluloid print, so there were some missing moments, but overall, a worthy effort on an obviously small budget


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