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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.

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Ron Winston
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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
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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

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

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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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 »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Tisa Chang. See more »

Goofs

The M1 Carbines were with post War modifications, they had bayonet lugs. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: THE PHILIPPINES OCTOBER 1944 See more »

Connections

Referenced in Lusting Hours (1967) See more »

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A nice but low budget appearing movie which is a fun watch
11 January 2007 | by kmontz-1See all my reviews

For standards of movie making decades later, the movie has its flaws but if you look past that, the plot is good and so is the acting. I enjoyed the nostalgia look at war movies where it was made close / somewhat close to when it happened and present day mannerisms, colloquial expressions and revisionist haven't taken too much of a overriding theme.

The actors in this movie are thin which to me reflects what a true soldier living on rations would look like, they don't use foul language in every sentence nor do they talk about sex. The plot shows Americans with dedication to duty, callous to the death around them and respect for each other except for the character, Pfc James Grenier, played by James Mitchum. As you watch the movie you go from disliking Grenier to rooting for him as all of the members of the mission are killed off.


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