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The Raiders of Leyte Gulf (1962)

An American intelligence agent is captured by the Japanese in the Philippines during World War II. A team is put together to try to rescue him.

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Complete credited cast:
Leopoldo Salcedo ...
Col. Lino Sebastian
Michael Parsons ...
Lt. Robert Grimm
Efren Reyes ...
Capt. Shirai Akira
Jennings Sturgeon ...
Emmett Wilson
Eddie Mesa ...
Angel Zabala
Liza Moreno ...
Aida Rivas
Oscar Keesee ...
Leon Magpayo
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An American intelligence agent is captured by the Japanese in the Philippines during World War II. A team is put together to try to rescue him.

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Jap torture and brutality failed . . . and the invasion plans of the bloodiest battle of World War II . . . were safe! See more »

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Drama | War

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19 August 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Comandos del infierno  »

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1.66 : 1
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Of historical documentary interest as to how the Leyte region looked in 1963
9 May 2010 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This B&W action film joins the handful of others shot in Phillipines during the early 60's by local producers.

Low budget, with cast of hundreds, and truckloads of blank ammunition, the shootouts are noisy, wild and as chaotic as the direction (or lack thereof) and final editing. Compared with the amateurish battle/action scenes shot in 1968 by Edward Dmytryk in 'Anzio'(with Robert Mitchum and a hugely larger budget) they aren't that bad.

What is of particular interest in this work (and the other films of the period) is the incidental and unintentional documentary value showing how the region, ancient buildings and villages looked in the 1960's. Not much changed from the 1940's.


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