- SKU: 14866629
- Release Date: 01/31/2006
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Ratings & Reviews
- Bataan Includes:
- Full-screen version
- Theatrical trailer
- Languages: English & Français
- Subtitles: English, Français (Feature Film Only)
- Back to Bataan Includes:
- Subtitles: English, Français & Español (Feature Film Only)
- Closed Captioned
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. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
In 1942, Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer and the United States Office of War Information collaborated on Bataan with the official goal to increase public understanding of World War II. The first war film to take place entirely on the battlefield -- with no scenes of the soldiers on leave, depictions of the home front, or flashbacks to pre-war civilian life -- Bataan prepared its wartime audience for American casualties. Its Alamo-esque storyline emphasized the value of such sacrifice and its diverse group of soldiers --compiled of all ranks, races, classes, ages, and creeds -- portrayed this effort as the duty of all men. It is a depiction of altruism and national unity that both inspired public support of the War and served as the template for World War II films throughout the forties and into the present. ~ Aubry Anne D'Arminio, Rovi
Cast & Crew
- John Wayne - Col. Joe Madden
- Anthony Quinn - Capt. Andres Bonifacio
- Beulah Bondi - Miss Bertha Barnes
- Fely Franquelli - Dalisay Delgado
- Richard Loo - Maj. Hasko
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