American Guerrilla in the Philippines (I Shall Return)
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American Guerrilla in the Philippines (I Shall Return)
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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"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."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Underrated tale of men trying to build media and communications in secret, with good Fritz Lang direction."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"A routine but effective war movie."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Not a bad film, just not a good one."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"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."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"A fine film that almost lives up to its mouthwatering title."
‑ Richard Luck, Film4
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