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American Guerrilla in the Philippines (I Shall Return)

American Guerrilla in the Philippines (I Shall Return) (1950)

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The year is 1942. Ensign Chuck Palmer (Tyrone Power) is stranded in the Japanese-occupied Philippines after his ship is torpedoed. Linking up with several other American refugees, Palmer helps the Filipinos organize a resistance movement against the enemy. They even manage to construct a few jerry-built radio stations to keep tabs on Japanese fleet movements. Hard to believe that Palmer finds romance under these trying circumstances, but he does, in the form of Jeanne Martinez (Micheline

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Drama, Action & Adventure

Lamar Trotti, Ira Wolfert

20th Century Fox

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There certainly is no accounting for the mechanistic nature of the script, for the lapses in continuity or for the lameness of the professionals in the cast.

February 25, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A routine but effective war movie.

February 25, 2013 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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It's not a terrible movie, but eliminating the romance with planter's wife Presle and sprucing up the script might have made rather more of it.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Footage has some good, male humor mixed in with the derrin-do, and Fritz Lang's direction develops a strong sense of expectancy and suspense in the story-telling.

December 31, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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Though critics pummeled the film at the time, it appears now as a top-notch action production with great pace and gusto, having the necessary elements of tension and drive, with an excellent score and lush photography.

February 25, 2013 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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A fine film that almost lives up to its mouthwatering title.

February 25, 2013 Full Review Source: Film4
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Underrated tale of men trying to build media and communications in secret, with good Fritz Lang direction.

July 18, 2009 Full Review Source: Classic Film and Television
Classic Film and Television

Not a bad film, just not a good one.

August 23, 2005 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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