Bataan (1943)

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In this film, set in 1942, a ragtag group of American and Filipino troops stand their ground in Bataan, hoping in vain to stave off the invading Japanese hordes. Robert Taylor stars as the acting officer, who brings out the best in his men during the worst of the battle.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By: , , , , , , , , , ,
Written By: Robert D. Andrews
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 16, 2000
Runtime:
MGM Home Entertainment

Cast


as Sgt. Bill Dane

as Lt. Steve Bentley

as Cpl. Jake Feingold

as Cpl. Barney Todd

as Capt. Henry Lassiter

as Leonard Purckett

as Felix Ramirez

as F.X. Matowski

as Matthew Hardy

as Cpl. Juan Katigbak

as Wesley Epps

as Yankee Salazar

as Yankee Salazar

as Sam Malloy

as Lieutenant

as Infantry Officer

as Wounded Soldier

as Machine Gunner
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Critic Reviews for Bataan

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | June 11, 2008
Variety
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Since it was basically a tale of defeat, the nervous producers emphasized heroism, but later, under criticism of fabricating the facts with mechanically packed incidents, MGM was forced to acknowledge "some melodramatic flaws and technical mistakes."

Full Review… | October 30, 2006
EmanuelLevy.Com

An exciting flagwaving big box office Alamo-esque suicide mission World War II film.

Full Review… | June 2, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

MGM and the War Department teamed for this flag waving combat drama that influenced a number of future war movies.

October 25, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

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