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American Guerrilla in the Philippines ()


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American soldiers stranded in the Philippines, after the Japanese invasion, form guerrilla bands to fight back.

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Ensign Chuck Palmer
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Jeanne Martinez (as Micheline Prelle)
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Jim Mitchell
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Lovejoy (as Bob Patten)
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Miguel
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Juan Martinez
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The Speaker
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Gen. Douglas MacArthur
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miguel Anzures ...
Native Traitor (uncredited)
Sabu Camacho ...
Bo (uncredited)
Erlinda Cortes ...
Partisan (uncredited)
Cris de Vera ...
Japanese Officer (uncredited)
Rosa Del Rosario ...
Partisan (uncredited)
Maria del Val ...
Señora Martinez - the Aunt (uncredited)
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Japanese General (uncredited)
Arling Gonzales ...
Radio Operator (uncredited)
Fred Gonzales ...
Radio Operator (uncredited)
Eddie Infante ...
Col. Dimalanta (uncredited)
Slim Martin ...
Col. Benson (uncredited)
Eduardo Rivera ...
Japanese Officer (uncredited)
Kathy Ruby ...
Partisan (uncredited)
Vic Silayan ...
Japanese General (uncredited)
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Col. Elliott M. Phillips (uncredited)

Directed by

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Fritz Lang

Written by

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Lamar Trotti ... (screenplay)
 
Ira Wolfert ... (novel)

Produced by

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Lamar Trotti ... producer

Music by

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Cyril J. Mockridge ... (as Cyril Mockridge)

Cinematography by

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Harry Jackson ... director of photography

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Robert L. Simpson ... (as Robert Simpson)

Art Direction by

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J. Russell Spencer
Lyle R. Wheeler ... (as Lyle Wheeler)

Set Decoration by

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Thomas Little
Stuart A. Reiss ... (set decorations) (as Stuart Reiss)

Costume Design by

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Travilla

Makeup Department

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Ben Nye ... makeup artist
Irene Brooks ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Ernie Parks ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Marie Walter ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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F.E. 'Johnny' Johnston ... production manager (uncredited)
Raymond A. Klune ... production manager (uncredited)
Robert D. Webb ... unit production manager (uncredited)

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Horace Hough ... assistant director (uncredited)
Robert D. Webb ... second unit director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Bernard Freericks ... sound
Harry M. Leonard ... sound

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Fred Sersen ... special photographic effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Larry Airhart ... gaffer (uncredited)
Bruce Hunsaker ... grip (uncredited)
Danny Martin ... still photographer (uncredited)
Irving Rosenberg ... camera operator (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Charles Le Maire ... wardrobe director (as Charles LeMaire)
Frank Beetson Jr. ... costumes (uncredited)
Sam Benson ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Location Management

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F.E. 'Johnny' Johnston ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Lionel Newman ... musical director
Edward B. Powell ... orchestrator (as Edward Powell)
Maurice De Packh ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Leonard Doss ... Technicolor color consultant
Stanley Scheuer ... script supervisor (uncredited)
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  • Department of Defense (grateful acknowledgment is also made to, both in the United States and in the Philippines, for its invaluable assistance)
  • Philippine Government and its Armed Forces (this picture was photographed in the Philippine Islands with the assistance of, many of whose leaders were themselves active in the guerrilla movement which led to the liberation of the Philippines)

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines One of the great adventures to come out of the Pacific! See more »
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Also Known As
  • I Shall Return (Ireland, English title)
  • I Shall Return (United Kingdom)
  • Guérillas (France)
  • Der Held von Mindanao (Germany)
  • Guerrilleros en Filipinas (Spain)
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  • 105 min
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Trivia The bamboo dance in the movie is known as the Tinikling dance. It involves two people hitting bamboo poles on the ground and against each other in coordination with one or more dancers who step over and in between the poles in a dance. It is a Philippine traditional national dance that is still performed to this day at Fiesta. 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 »
Movie Connections Edited into All This and World War II (1976). See more »
Soundtracks Chattanooga Choo Choo See more »

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