Back to Bataan is a 1945 World War II war film directed by Edward Dmytryk and starring John Wayne and Anthony Quinn . It depicts events (some fictionalized and some actual) that took place after the Battle of Bataan (1941–42) on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. The working title of the film was The Invisible Army.
In 1942, after the fall of the Philippines to the Japanese, U.S. Army Col. Joseph Madden stays behind to organize the local resistance against the Japanese invaders.
John Wayne as Col. Joseph Madden
Anthony Quinn as Capt. Andrés Bonifácio
Beulah Bondi as Bertha Barnes
Fely Franquelli as Dalisay Delgado
Richard Loo as Maj. Hasko
Philip Ahn as Col. Koroki
Alex Havier as Sgt. Bernessa
'Ducky' Louie as Maximo Cuenca
Lawrence Tierney as Lt. Cmdr. Waite
Leonard Strong as Gen. Homma
Paul Fix as Bindle Jackson
Abner Biberman as Japanese captain at schoolhouse
Vladimir Sokoloff as Señor Buenaventura J. Bello