Samar (1962)

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George Montgomery plays a cynical doctor that is taken to prison at Samar island because his political opinions. The commander (Gilbert Roland) is waiting for his own doctor, that is ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. John David Saunders
Colonel Juan Sebastian Salazar
Ziva Rodann ...
Ana Orteiz
Joan O'Brien ...
Cecile Salazar
Nico Minardos ...
Captain De Guzman
Mario Barri ...
Sergeant Nanding
Henry Feist ...
Tony Fortich ...
Johnny Cortez ...
Carmen Austin ...
School Teacher
Esperanza Garcia ...
Injured Woman
Danilo Jurado ...
Trustee (as Danny Jurado)
Luciano Lasam ...
Pedro Faustino ...
Joaquin Fajardo ...
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George Montgomery plays a cynical doctor that is taken to prison at Samar island because his political opinions. The commander (Gilbert Roland) is waiting for his own doctor, that is supposed to work with him in moving the population to the interior. Written by Anonymous

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9 August 1962 (Mexico)  »

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Der Rebell von Palawan  »

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George Montgomery shaved his chest for his shirtless scenes in the movie. See more »


Dr. John David Saunders: [to Capt. De Guzman] You ever catch a bullet, let me know. I'd love to probe around for it.
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Better than average movie with lots of action and beautiful Phillipine locales.
16 October 1999 | by (Lansing, Michigan) – See all my reviews

This George Montgomery film is better than average. He plays a cynical doctor who is being sent by the Spanish to a prison camp on the island of Samar for his political beliefs. The compassionate commandant (played by Gilbert Roland) has been waiting for a doctor. He is planning to lead the residents of the camp to a new life in the interior. On the way they must fight headhunters, mosquitoes, dense jungle and mud. Montgomery reluctantly goes, because he has no choice. By the time they arrive at their destination, a lost city in the jungle, Montgomery has found a cause and romance. The movie is predictable but pleasant to watch.

The cast led by Montgomery, Roland and Israeli actress Ziva Rodan do a good job with what little they have to work with. The colorful locales, action and Rodan's costumes more than make up for the pedestrian plot and script. I would watch it again if I had the chance. Unfortunately, it is rarely shown these days.

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