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Mission Batangas (1968)

Dennis Weaver is a mercenary pilot in the Pacific during WW2. He agrees to help Vera Miles steal the Phillipine treasury of gold away from the conquering Japanese forces.

Director:

Keith Larsen

Writers:

Keith Larsen (based on a story by), Lou Antonio (screenplay) (as Lewis Antonio)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dennis Weaver ... Chip Corbett
Vera Miles ... Joan Barnes
Keith Larsen ... Colonel Turner
Pol Salcedo Pol Salcedo ... Santos
Helen Thompson ... Maria
Vic Diaz ... Smuggler
Bruno Punzalan Bruno Punzalan ... Yamata
Fred Galang Fred Galang ... Francisco
Tony Dungan Tony Dungan ... Mayor
Ernesto La Guardia Ernesto La Guardia ... Missionary
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Storyline

At the onset of the Japanese invasion of the Philippines in 1942, American private pilot Chip Corbett is using his personal plane to fly out fleeing individuals for a price. One such client, a shady war profiteer, is the last client to leave the mainland on Chip's airplane under a hail of bullets from the invading Japanese. However, the airplane develops technical problems and crash-lands on the island of Corregidor where a few Americans and Philippine guerrillas still hold-out. Recognizing Chip's client as one of the most infamous Philippine traitors who collaborated with the Japanese in exchange for money, the Philippine guerrillas kill the man. Chip is left unharmed, since he's American, but the defenders of Corregidor seem disgusted that Chip can only think of money instead of helping with the war effort. Chip finds out the Philippine guerrillas are attempting to salvage the national gold reserves from the clutches of the invading Japanese. The plan is to transfer the gold bullion... Written by nufs68

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She was the bait ... in one of the most dangerous assignments of the Pacific War!

Genres:

Adventure | War | Action

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1969 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Batangas See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (archive footage)| Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Opening credits; The events, characters and firms depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons living or dead or to actual firms is purely coincidental. See more »

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All the Japanese in the film are Filipinos speaking Tagalog. See more »

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Shot in 1968, but seems like it was done in '58, a rare feat of film trickery!
6 April 2011 | by FlowbeerSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this film, though it feels like it was shot around 1962, or early 60's. It did not have the air of 'Woodstock' happening at around the same decade/era of this old classic; this film has a feeling on an old 50's adventure with Bogart or William Holden, not a 'late-1960's -soon-to-be-in-Duel' Dennis Weaver?! I have to say Vera Miles was super-hot in this film. I looked her up on here and she had won a Miss Kansas back in the day, so she was a true 'Beauty Queen' growing up, which helped her get her foot in the door.

Vera had a smokin' hot body, nicely hidden in that 1940's kinda way. It wasn't flaunted back then, but you could tell she was in great shape, underneath that blouse, and very sultry at 39 years of age.

They just don't make 'em like her anymore! Nor films like this.

Shot in the Philipines, it is full of jungle action, shoot outs, Japanese air-bombers (from actual WWII footage), and even "head-hunters", natives of an island they must walk through, complete with poison blow-darts & spear attacks! It wasn't that bad and was definitely not predictable.

I'd give this a strong 5.5 or 6 out of 10 stars.


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