Huk (1956)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Release Date - Aug 9, 1956 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Adapted by Stirling Silliphant from his own novel, Huk was filmed on location in the Philippines. George Montgomery heads the cast as a plantation owner who struggles to fend off native insurrectionists (the "Huks" of the title). He is aided in this effort by fellow planter John Baer, whose wife Mona Freeman harbors a secret love for Montgomery. The thrill-packed conclusion finds Montgomery and Baer working shoulder to shoulder to save a boatland of women and children from the Huk guerillas. Ramio Barri portrays the Huk leader as a villain pure and simple, making it easy for the audience to sort out the good and bad guys in this somewhat jingoistic endeavor.

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family-member, freedom, killing, murder, oppression, plantation, revenge, revolution