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Ambush Bay (1966)

Approved | | War, Drama | 13 June 1966 (Sweden)
A Marine unit on a Japanese-held island in the Philippines tries to hook up with local Filipino guerrillas.

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Sgt. Steve Corey
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Sgt. Ernest Wartell
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Pvt. James Grenier
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Sgt. William Maccone (as Pete Masterson)
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Cpl. Alvin Ross
Greg Amsterdam ...
Cpl. Stanley Parrish
Bruno Punzalan ...
Ramon
Tisa Chang ...
Miyazaki
Buff Fernandez ...
Lt. Tokuzo
Joaquin Fajardo ...
Capt. Koyamatsu
Limbo Lagdameo ...
Man
Nonong Arceo ...
Soldier
Jim Anauo ...
Pvt. Henry Reynolds
Tony Smith ...
Pvt. George George
Clem Stadler ...
Capt. Alonzo Davis
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With General MacArthur poised to strike against the Japanese defenses in the Philippines, a group of nine Marines are given a secret mission.They have to secretly land on a Philippine island in order to contact a spy who has information vital to General MacArthur's planned invasion.When their captain is killed, sergeant Corey takes charge of the group.The patrol fights its way through the Japanese-infested jungle, and only five Marines remain when they finally reach their destination.The group's radio has been destroyed, and they are unable to communicate with their base.It means that even if they find their spy and retrieve the vital intelligence they will be unable to relay this information to General MacArthur's headquarters.The Japanese, already alerted to commando's presence in the area are closing in.The Marines are running out of time. Written by nufs68

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Their top secret mission paved the way for the man who said "I Shall Return!".

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Bahía de la emboscada  »

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Trivia

Ambush Bay is the third of three war dramas in which a character played by Mickey Rooney is killed by a hand grenade. See more »

Goofs

The field gear, packs, canteen covers, pistol belts, etc. were of mid 1950's vintage. The color was a dark green, not used during World War II. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: THE PHILIPPINES OCTOBER 1944 See more »

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Referenced in Lusting Hours (1967) See more »

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A Big Surprise For Admiral Halsey
19 February 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

A crack team of US Marines is sent to one of the small Phillipine islands because there's an agent there who's got some big news, but can't get it out. Almost from the beginning Captain Clem Stadler is killed in some contact with a Japanese patrol. That leaves command of the mission to fall on Sergeant Hugh O'Brian.

Ambush Bay managed to hit all the war movie clichés without a miss in its running time. One of the most prominent was the new guy on the mission, in this case radioman James Mitchum. He was a last minute replacement and with the exception of Mickey Rooney, he's not well regarded by the seasoned Marines on the mission.

I can't say what it is or how the team deals with the information, but let's just say they've got one big old surprise cooked up for Admiral Halsey's task force.

The movie was shot entirely on location in the Phillipines and the scenery is quite lush. I'm sure that the promise of a tropical vacation might have induced a few of our American players to work in this film.

I feel either ambushed or just plain bushed right about now.


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