Bataan Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline


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 stave off the invading Japanese hordes. Robert Taylor gives an outstanding performance as the acting officer, who overlooks the character flaws of his men–especially incognito criminal Lloyd Nolan–and in so doing brings out the best of them during the worst of the battle. Though they know they’re doomed when pilot George Murphy crashes in an attempt to fly off and fetch backup troops, the survivors bravely fight on until only Taylor is left. The film’s last image is of Taylor grimly firing off round after round, yelling “Come on, you dirty…(we don’t hear what he says, but we know what it is). MGM’s Bataan ranks with Paramount’s Wake Island as one of the best of the earlier war films; both deal with a battle lost, but both emerge as triumphant morale boosters. Bataan is compromised only by the obvious studio exteriors and the occasionally corny dialogue.

Release date: Jun 3, 1943
Production Company: MGM Home Entertainment
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Genre: Action & Adventure,Classics,Drama

Bataan Caste and Crew
Director: Tay Garnett
writer: Robert D. Andrews
Robert Taylor,George Murphy,Thomas Mitchell,Lloyd Nolan,Lee Bowman,Robert Walker,Desi Arnaz,Barry Nelson,Phillip Terry,Roque Espiritu,Kenneth Spencer,Alex Havier,J. Alex Havier,Tom Dugan,Donald Curtis,Lynne Carver,Mary McLeod Bethune,Dorothy Morris,Bud Geary,Ernie Alexander,Phil Schumacher