Back to Bataan
Back to Bataan (1945)

Edward Dmytryk's Back to Bataan stars John Wayne as Colonel Joe Madden. After General MacArthur decides to follow his order and leave the Philippines, Madden agrees to stay behind and organize an underground resistance movement. Anthony… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 31, 1945
DVD Release Date: May 4, 2004
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Emanuel Levy

Wayne's paternal attitude (a father is reflected in his relationship with a boy from the Philippines, which some critics see as a testament to the American imperialistic and patronizing approach to weaker nations.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Weary wartime propaganda film with too much flag-waving.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Action packed, jingoistic Wayne at war vehicle.

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cody franklin
WWII film about the Filipino resistance against the Japanese. Not a bad film with some good action, but has a little too much flag waving. I like the idea of… More