The Walls of Hell (1964)

Genres - War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Release Date - Aug 10, 1964 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - Philippines, USA  |  
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Fort Santiago in the Philippines, built in 1574, was called "Intramuros, the walled city of Manila." This action feature is centered around Intramuros and the events that occurred there in February of 1945. After Japanese troops were finally showing defeat in Manila, they retreated into the fortress with 10,000 Filipino captives. American Lieutenant Jim Sorenson (Jock Mahoney), whose wife is held inside the fort, is instructed to rescue the prisoners with his guerrilla forces. Lt. Sorenson finds help from a brave Filipino (Fernando Poe Jr.) who managed to escape the fortress himself. Intramuros/The Walls of Hell was a slightly different topic for Filipino director Eddie Romero, known more for his low-budget exploitation and horror pictures.

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war, against-all-odds, guerrilla, invasion, revolution, territory