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BATAAN - Colorized Edition - (1943) - Robert Taylor, Robert Walker, Lloyd Nolan

BATAAN - Colorized Edition - (1943) - Robert Taylor, Robert Walker, Lloyd Nolan
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Bataan (1943) is a war film about the defense of the Bataan Peninsula during World War II. It was made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, directed by Tay Garnett and produced by Irving Starr , with Dore Schary as executive producer.

Japan has just invaded the Phillipines and the US Army attempts a desperate defence. Thirteen men are chosen to blow up a bridge on the Bataan peninsula and keep the Japanese from rebuilding it.

The US Army is conducting a fighting retreat. A high bridge spans a ravine on the Bataan Peninsula. After the army and some civilians cross, a group of eleven hastily assembled soldiers from different units is assigned to blow it up and delay Japanese rebuilding efforts as long as possible.

The rear guard is a mixed lot, including:

Cavalry Captain Henry Lassiter ( Lee Bowman ) Sergeant Bill Dane ( Robert Taylor ) from the regular 31st Infantry Corporal Barney Todd ( Lloyd Nolan ), who claims to be a signalman. However, Dane suspects him of being Danny Burns, a soldier accused of murder who had escaped before the war while being guarded by then-military policeman Dane. Corporal Jake Feingold ( Thomas Mitchell ) of the Chemical Corps Private Felix Ramirez ( Desi Arnaz ), a Mexican American California National Guardsman Private Wesley Epps ( Kenneth Lee Spencer ), a black demolitions expert Private Matthew Hardy ( Phillip Terry ), a conscientious objector in the Medical Corps Private Francis X. Matowski ( Barry Nelson ), an engineer Private "Yankee" Salazar ( Alex Havier ), a Philippine Scout Private Sam Molloy ( Tom Dugan ), a cook Seaman Leonard Purckett ( Robert Walker ), a naive young navy musician