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In 1942, Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer and the United States Office of War Information collaborated on Bataan with the official goal to increase public understanding of World War II. The first war film to take place entirely on the battlefield -- with no scenes of the soldiers on leave, depictions of the home front, or flashbacks to pre-war civilian life -- Bataan prepared its wartime audience for American casualties. Its Alamo-esque storyline emphasized the value of such sacrifice and its diverse group of soldiers --compiled of all ranks, races, classes, ages, and creeds -- portrayed this effort as the… More

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"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.""
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"An exciting flagwaving big box office Alamo-esque suicide mission World War II film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"MGM and the War Department teamed for this flag waving combat drama that influenced a number of future war movies."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
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