Back to Bataan (1945)

Genres - War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama, Combat Films  |   Release Date - Jun 25, 1945 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Edward Dmytryk's Back to Bataan stars John Wayne as Colonel Joe Madden. After General MacArthur decides to follow his order and leave the Philippines, Madden agrees to stay behind and organize an underground resistance movement. Anthony Quinn plays Andres Bonifacio, a captain who falls in love with a local woman (Fely Franquelli) who helps the army keep their rag-tag forces as organized as possible. Bonifacio must also deal with the pressure of being the grandson of a beloved Filipino leader.

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colonel, Filipino, guerrilla, Japanese [nationality], Philippines, resistance-fighters, war