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Bataan (1943) was a War Film directed by Tay Garnett and produced by Dore Schary and Irving Starr.

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By Beatrice on Jan 6, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Back to Bataan Directed by Edward Dmytryk Written by Ben Barzman and Richard H. Landau; Original Story by Aeneas MacKenzie and William Gordon 1945/USA RKO Radio Pictures First viewing/Netflix rental Bertha Barnes: [tearfully] No one ever learned it so well. For propaganda-combat, this takes the cake... Read full article


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This is one of a handful of feature films that have featured the story of the World War II Battle of Bataan. They include So Proudly We Hail!; They Were Expendable and Back to Bataan.
Desi Arnaz has said it was his idea to recite the Latin prayer "Mea Culpa" during his character's death scene. It was a prayer he learned as a boy in Cuba.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer paid RKO $6,500 for the right to use scenes from The Lost Patrol in this movie. In his autobiography, M-G-M executive producer Dore Schary refers to this film as a remake of that one.
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