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During World War II, the spoiled son of a wealthy businessman finds himself involved in the guerrilla movement fighting against the Japanese, and finds romance and adventure.

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During World War II, the spoiled son of a wealthy businessman finds himself involved in the guerrilla movement fighting against the Japanese, and finds romance and adventure.

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Lustiest Saga of the South Pacific

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This was the movie playing on a double-bill at the Texas Theater when Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested there on 22 November 1963 for the murder of a police officer and assassination of President John F. Kennedy, The other half of the double feature, War Is Hell (1961), was the movie playing during the arrest. See more »

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Hard-bitten war movie is unsentimental and unsympathetic
17 March 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Disney-comedy vet James MacArthur does a real about-face in this impossibly tough war-drama about a young American man in the Philippines during World War II who is forced to grow up quickly after being unceremoniously placed into battle against the Japanese. Silvery black-and-white cinematography, some intriguing ideas, but mostly a grating, ungainly picture which MacArthur's youthful finesse can't quite elevate. Van Heflin, as a hard-drinking soldier who's also a rapist and a murderer, gets stuck with the very worst scenes, though Irving Lerner's direction isn't bad and there are gripping sequences for fans of this genre. ** from ****


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