Back to Bataan (1945) was a Drama - War Film directed by Edward Dmytryk and produced by Robert Fellows and Theron Warth.
Stirring Wayne starrer with Duke an American colonel who turns Filipinos into guerrilla troops to carry on the resistance struggle after the fall of Bataan during WWII. Standard fare, but Duke's fans will enjoy it.
(Source: available at Amazon AMC Classic Movie Companion)..
Back to Bataan (1945)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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As John Wayne refused to use a stunt-double in the movie, director Edward Dmytryk and screenwriter Ben Barzman wrote scenes for Wayne with dangerous stunts so that Wayne would want to use a stuntman. Not even this deterred Wayne who still did the stunts.
The first 10 notes of "Lupang Hinirang", the Philippine National Anthem was played during the vehicular ambush scene against the Japanese by the Philippine Guerrillas
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