Suicide Battalion (1958)

Genres - Adventure, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Adventure  |   Release Date - Feb 28, 1958 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 79 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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American-International's Suicide Battalion was filmed virtually simultaneously with the studio's Jet Attack; both films were originally released on a double bill. Michael Connors plays Lt. Matt McCormick, who leads the eponymous battalion on a suicide mission in the Philippines during WW II. Their objective: to destroy valuable American documents, left behind when the area was evacuated just before the Japanese takeover. Before long, only two of the volunteers are left alive to complete the mission -- and they're none too fond of each other. Hawaiian entertainer Hilo Hattie unexpectedly shows up as the proprietress of a native saloon.

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war, espionage, pearl