Cry of Battle (1963)

Genres - War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama, Resistance Film  |   Release Date - Oct 1, 1963 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - Philippines, USA  |  
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Surely Benjamin Appel's novel Fortress in the Rice was more interesting than its static film adaptation Cry of Battle. Van Heflin plays a crusty soldier of fortune fighting with the Philippine partisans during World War II. James MacArthur co-stars as the wealthy, aimless son of a businessman who joins the partisan cause for a lark. He is toughened up by Heflin and romanced by local girl Rita Moreno. Life's just full of surprises, isn't it?

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Filipino, guerrilla, Japanese [nationality], mercenary, occupation [military], war