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An Army colonel leads a guerrilla campaign against the Japanese in the Philippines.

  1. Ben Barzman


  2. Edward Dmytryk


  3. Æneas MacKenzie


  4. William Gordon


  5. Richard H. Landau


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  1. John Wayne

    John Wayne

    Colonel Joseph Madden

  2. Beulah Bondi

    Beulah Bondi

    Bertha Barnes

  3. Anthony Quinn

    Anthony Quinn

    Captain Andres Bonifacio

  4. Fely Franquelli

    Fely Franquelli

    Dalisay Delgado

  5. Richard Loo

    Richard Loo

    Maj. Hasko

  6. Philip Ahn

    Philip Ahn

    Col. Coroki

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 35m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • May 30, 1945
    PG-13, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

I send out 100 men, they find nothing. I send out ten men, they don't come back.

Is it churlish to complain about overt flag waving in war movies? Or to decry propaganda prose in the same? Back to Bataan is guilty as charged, yet such is the composition of Edward Dmytryk's film, and its focus on a part of the war we rarely have seen on film, it matters not.

We are in 1942, and after the fall of the Philippines to the Japanese, U.S. Army Col. Joseph Madden (John Wayne) stays behind to lead the local guerrilla resistance against the Japanese army. With that synopsis it isn't hard to figure... read the rest.

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