American Guerrilla in the Philippines
American Guerrilla in the Philippines (1950)

This WW II actioner is based upon the adventures of Navy Lt. I.D. Richardson who with his fellow sailors refused to succumb to the Japanese who overtook the Philippine island of Bataan in 1942. After the battle, the determined soldiers… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 7, 1950
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bosley Crowther
New York Times

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.

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Variety Staff

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.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Underrated tale of men trying to build media and communications in secret, with good Fritz Lang direction.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A routine but effective war movie.

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TV Guide

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Not a bad film, just not a good one.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

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.

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Richard Luck

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

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