Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1943
AuthorsGarnett, Tay
Running Time1h 54min
Date Released06/03/1943
DistributorMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United States Office of War Information
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

Bataan is a 1943 American black-and-white World War II film drama, following the defense of the Bataan Peninsula by American forces in the Philippines against the invading Japanese in 1942. Capt. Henry Lassiter (Lee Bowman), Sgt. Bill Dane (Robert Taylor) and a diverse group of American soldiers are ordered to destroy and hold a strategic bridge in order to delay the Japanese forces and allow Gen. MacArthur time to secure Bataan. When the Japanese soldiers begin to rebuild the bridge and advance, the group struggles with not only hunger, sickness and gunfire, but also the knowledge that there is likely no relief on the way. Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and the U.S. Office of War Information, the film was nevertheless unable to be shown in the American South because of the presence of a racially integrated military force. 

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