The Raiders of Leyte Gulf (1963)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - POW Drama, War Drama  |   Release Date - Aug 19, 1963 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Philippines, USA  |  
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In this WW II drama, a Yankee POW is busily gathering secret information near the island of Leyte to help General MacArthur prepare an invasion when he is captured by the Japanese who begin torturing him. Despite their cruelty, the soldier reveals nothing so they inform him that they will kill one innocent Filipino a day until he spills the beans. At the same time, an American paratrooper jumps on to the island and begins encouraging the Filipino rebels to organize a raid to free the POW. Unfortunately, the rebels lose and the executions continue. Just as the POW decides to speak up, he is killed by enraged Filipinos, an action that spawns a native revolt and inspires the rebels to launch another, more successful, attack. As the POW dies, he is able to fatally stab his tormentor.

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war, atrocity, murder, war-atrocities, attack, Japan