MacArthur
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Star Gregory Peck went into MacArthur disliking the title character that he was slated to play, but emerged from the experience with a deeper understanding and respect for this complex historical figure. The film is framed in flashback, with an octogenarian General Douglas MacArthur (Peck) making his final address before his alma mater of West Point. We flash back to the fall of Corregidor in 1942, with MacArthur promising "I shall return" to the beleaguered (and eventually imprisoned) American and Filipino troops. The story follows MacArthur's subsequent victories in the South… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

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"Gregory Peck plays MacArthur as an intense and dignified general with an arrogant and well-defined sense of patriotism."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A woefully overblown biography with a wooden Indian Peck as MacArthur. He poses instead of acts."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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