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American Guerrilla in the Philippines (1950)

Approved | | Drama, War | 8 November 1950 (USA)
American soldiers stranded in the Philippines after the Japanese invasion form guerrilla bands to fight back.

Director:

Fritz Lang

Writers:

Lamar Trotti (screenplay), Ira Wolfert (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tyrone Power ... Ensign Chuck Palmer
Micheline Presle ... Jeanne Martinez (as Micheline Prelle)
Tom Ewell ... Jim Mitchell
Robert Patten ... Lovejoy (as Bob Patten)
Tommy Cook ... Miguel
Juan Torena ... Juan Martinez
Jack Elam ... The Speaker
Robert Barrat ... Gen. Douglas MacArthur
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Storyline

In the spring of 1942, following the blockade run that took General Douglas MacArthur and his staff from the Philippines to the safety of Australia, the survivors of a bombed and sunk PT boat make their way to shore. The skipper tells his men they have top priority passes if they can make their way to Del Monte airfield two hundred miles away, and advises them to split up into pairs. Ensign Chuck Palmer and crewman Jim Mitchell finally reach Tacloban on the island of Leyte. In an American mission school, Palmer meets Jeanne Martinez, who is urgently trying to see the officer in charge with a request for help for a relative, and he also learns that the Japanese have captured the airfield. Palmer tries to make Australia by a boat that sinks in a tropical storm, and has to swim for shore. All through 1942, Palmer and the other survivors dodge enemy patrols while living off the land. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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One of the great adventures to come out of the Pacific!

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Director Fritz Lang only made the film to pay his bills. In later years, he actively denied even making it. See more »

Goofs

When the Japanese navel vessel appears it is displaying the Hinomaru which is the national flag of Japan, however during the second world war both the Japanese army and Navy had their own respective flags. See more »

Connections

Edited into All This and World War II (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

That Old Feeling
(uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Played as background music
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American G.I.s help against invasion of the Philippines.
26 August 2001 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

This movie had a rush release just weeks before American soldiers get serious in Korea. A very good feel from this war drama about American fighters stranded in the Philippine Islands waiting for Gen. Douglas MacArthur's return. Guerrilla warfare helps sustain against the invading Japanese in 1942. Some very nice scenery and interesting war action. Top direction from Fritz Lang and potent acting from Tyrone Power and Tom Ewell.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

8 November 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Guerrilla in the Philippines See more »

Filming Locations:

Manila, Philippines See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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