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Wallace Beery stars in this patriotic World War II drama about a tough retired Marine who is caught in the middle of the Philippines campaign, experiencing action, heroics, and tragedy. ... See full summary »
This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Thursday 11 April 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); in Seattle it first aired 4 June 1957 on KING (Channel 5), in Chicago 18 June 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Philadelphia 19 June 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Portland OR 19 June 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in New Haven CT 26 June 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Altoona PA 3 July 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Norfolk VA 7 August 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), and in New York City 26 October 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2); in San Francisco it was first telecast 19 November 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). At this time, color broadcasting was in its infancy, limited to only a small number of high rated programs, primarily on NBC and NBC affiliated stations, so these film showings were all still in B&W. Viewers were not offered the opportunity to see these films in their original Technicolor until several years later.
When the Baileys are leaving for church, Jennie Bailey tears off a daily calendar page indicating the date is December 7, 1941. Shortly after, the Japanese launch a bombing attack on their village, destroying the church. Factually, the Japanese launched the attach on the Philippines 10 hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Since the Philippines are located west of the International Date Line, the earliest the attack could have occurred in the Philipphines is 11 am December 8, 1941.
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