Lost Battalion (1961)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Adventure, War Drama  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - Philippines, USA  |  
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Filipino filmmaker Eddie Romero (Mad Doctor of Blood Island) directed this somewhat implausible World War II adventure. Ramon (Leopoldo Salcedo) is the leader of a band of guerrillas who fight the Japanese in order to save some stranded American refugees. Before it's all over, there is an encounter with pygmies, a romance between Ramon and an American girl (Diane Jergens), and a ridiculous plot twist involving a cobra. As silly as it is, The Lost Battalion can be a lot of fun at 2 a.m. for bleary-eyed insomniacs.

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war, America, battle [war], cobra, conflict, girl, group, guerrilla, invasion, Japan, kidnapping, leader, love, outlaw [Western], pygmy, refugee, rescue, resistance, snake, stranded, submarine, wound [injury], AIDS