Bataan (1943)

Bataan brilliantly transforms one of America's most ignominious wartime defeats into a paean to courage and perseverance. The time is 1942: a ragtag group of American and Filipino troops stand their ground in Bataan, hoping in vain to… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 3, 1943
DVD Release Date: May 16, 2000
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Emanuel Levy

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."

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Dennis Schwartz
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An exciting flagwaving big box office Alamo-esque suicide mission World War II film.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

MGM and the War Department teamed for this flag waving combat drama that influenced a number of future war movies.

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