American Guerrilla in the Philippines (1950) - Rotten Tomatoes

American Guerrilla in the Philippines (1950)

American Guerrilla in the Philippines (1950)

American Guerrilla in the Philippines




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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 Presle), the wife of a Filipino war hero. Based on the novel by Ira Wolfert, American Guerilla in the Philippines is directed with unvarnished efficiency by Fritz Lang. Standouts in the supporting cast include Tom Ewell as Tyrone Power's wisecracking buddy and Robert Barrat as General Douglas MacArthur.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Ira Wolfert, Lamar Trotti
In Theaters:
20th Century Fox


Tyrone Power
as Ensign Chuck Palmer
Micheline Presle
as Jeanne Martinez
Tom Ewell
as Jim Mitchell
Tommy Cook
as Miguel
Juan Torena
as Juan Martinez
Jack Elam
as The Speaker
Robert H. Barrat
as Gen. Douglas MacArth...
Carleton Young
as Col. Phillips
Maria del Val
as Senora Martinez
Chris de Vega
as Japanese Officer
Eddie Infante
as Col. Dimalanta
Orlando Martins
as Col. Benson
Miguel Anzures
as Native Traitor
Chris de Varga
as Japanese Officer
Eduardo Rivera
as Japanese Officer
Arling Gonzales
as Radio Operator
Fred Gonzales
as Radio Operator
Kathy Ruby
as Partisan
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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

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.

Full Review… | February 25, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

A routine but effective war movie.

Full Review… | February 25, 2013
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | December 31, 2008
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | February 25, 2013
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A fine film that almost lives up to its mouthwatering title.

Full Review… | February 25, 2013

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