Back To Bataan (1945) - John Wayne DVD
Back To Bataan (1945)
1942 - The Philippines. Enemy take control of the island nation. But as one type of war ends, anther begins. Col. Joseph Madden and others like him organize uncaptured American troops and Philippine fighters into effective guerilla-warfare operatives.
With equal parts grit and patriotic zeal, John Wayne portrays Madden in this heroic salute to the Philippine resistance who continued the fight in the years leading to General MacArthur's return. Among the true life incidents in the film's morale-boosting narrative is the liberation of prisoners from Cabanatuan-an event underscored by an on-screen roll call of real life U.S. soldier freed by that daring rescue. Seeing these haunted but happy faces was a touching moment for audiences then. It remains so today.
John Wayne, Anthony Quinn
Running time : 95 Minutes
Language : English