5.4/10
514
21 user 7 critic

Ambush Bay (1966)

Approved | | Drama, War | 14 September 1966 (USA)
A Marine unit on a Japanese-held island in the Philippines tries to hook up with local Filipino guerrillas.

Director:

Ron Winston
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh O'Brian ... Sgt. Steve Corey
Mickey Rooney ... Sgt. Ernest Wartell
James Mitchum ... Pvt. James Grenier
Peter Masterson ... Sgt. William Maccone (as Pete Masterson)
Harry Lauter ... Cpl. Alvin Ross
Greg Amsterdam Greg Amsterdam ... Cpl. Stanley Parrish
Bruno Punzalan Bruno Punzalan ... Ramon
Tisa Chang Tisa Chang ... Miyazaki
Buff Fernandez Buff Fernandez ... Lt. Tokuzo
Joaquin Fajardo Joaquin Fajardo ... Capt. Koyamatsu
Limbo Lagdameo Limbo Lagdameo ... Man
Nonong Arceo Nonong Arceo ... Soldier
Jim Anauo Jim Anauo ... Pvt. Henry Reynolds
Tony Smith Tony Smith ... Pvt. George George
Clem Stadler Clem Stadler ... Capt. Alonzo Davis
Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In 1943, a group of hardened criminals is pardoned on the condition it accepts a mission to free a captive Italian general from the clutches of the Nazis.

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Stewart Granger, Raf Vallone, Mickey Rooney
Attack (1956)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In 1945, an American Infantry company sets up an artillery observation post, but tensions between Captain Cooney and Lieutenant Costa run high.

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Jack Palance, Lee Marvin, Eddie Albert
Adventure | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In order to provide information for the first air raid over Tokyo, a U.S. submarine sneaks into Tokyo Bay and places a spy team ashore.

Director: Delmer Daves
Stars: Cary Grant, John Garfield, Alan Hale
Broken Lance (1954)
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The saga of the Devereaux rancher family, set in 1880's Arizona.

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Jean Peters
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A tough sergeant and his sidekick roll into a demoralized firebase and proceed to rebuild morale and fortifications in advance of the climactic battle with the VietCong.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Stars: Wings Hauser, R. Lee Ermey, Robert Arevalo
Action | Adventure | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An American POW leads a group of mainly British prisoners to escape from the Germans in WWII.

Director: Mark Robson
Stars: Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard, Raffaella Carrà
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

During WWII, a submarine's second in command inherits the problem of torpedoes that don't explode. When on shore, he is eager to win back his ex-wife.

Director: George Waggner
Stars: John Wayne, Patricia Neal, Ward Bond
Drama | Thriller | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In Apache territory, a supply Army column heads for the next fort, an ex-scout searches for the killer of his Indian wife, and a housewife abandons her husband in order to rejoin her Apache lover's tribe.

Director: Ralph Nelson
Stars: James Garner, Sidney Poitier, Bibi Andersson
633 Squadron (1964)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An RAF squadron is assigned to knock out a German rocket fuel factory in Norway. The factory supplies fuel for the Nazi effort to launch rockets on England during D-Day.

Director: Walter Grauman
Stars: Cliff Robertson, George Chakiris, Maria Perschy
Romance | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.

Director: Richard Marquand
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Kate Nelligan, Stephen MacKenna
MacArthur (1977)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Biopic of General Douglas MacArthur covering his war exploits during WW2 and the Korean War.

Director: Joseph Sargent
Stars: Gregory Peck, Dan O'Herlihy, Ed Flanders
Underwater! (1955)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Two scuba divers find a shipwreck which may contain undiscovered treasure, however, their attempt to salvage it is threatened by scavengers.

Director: John Sturges
Stars: Jane Russell, Gilbert Roland, Richard Egan
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Peter Masterson. See more »

Goofs

The camouflage uniforms worn by the American raiders are not WWII military camouflage uniforms. They are wearing commercial duck hunter suits that were sold in the USA after World War II. They are based on wartime USMC camouflage uniforms and bear a passing resemblance. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: THE PHILIPPINES OCTOBER 1944 See more »

Connections

Referenced in Lusting Hours (1967) See more »

User Reviews

" Cut him a little slack, . . 6 Months ago he was selling shoes "
14 November 2011 | by thinker1691See all my reviews

This is one of those modest films about life in the Marine corps during War time. Directed by Ron Winston, it's depiction is that of a select group of specialized soldiers, sent on a top secret mission to destroy a specific target which threaten the U.S. Navy's amphibious assault. The movie stars tough guy Hugh O'Brian as 1st Sgt. Steve Corey. Mickey Rooney follows as Gunnery Sgt. Ernest Wartell, as an equally tough as nails non-com who is convincing as a career soldier. James Mitchum is interesting, though irritatingly naive as Pfc. James Grenier who joins the elite group at the last minute. Their mission is dangerous, indeed nearly impossible as they are required to land on a heavily guarded island held by the Japanese, traverse a dense jungle and to destroy their radar station controlling a hidden underwater mine field awaiting the unsuspecting Americans. Despite the minor flaws in the film, the acting is top notch and the drama is consistent with true war like Military action. The movie is easily recommended to war buffs and fans of the main stars. ****


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 21 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

14 September 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bahía de la emboscada See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Courageous Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Your Next Binge Watch Awaits

Looking for something to watch? Check out IMDb's "What to Watch" series to find out what's really worth watching.



Recently Viewed