Approved | | Drama, War
American soldiers stranded in the Philippines after the Japanese invasion form guerrilla bands to fight back.
The bamboo dance in the movie is known as the Tinikling dance. It involves two people hitting bamboo poles on the ground and against each other in coordination with one or more dancers who step over and in between the poles in a dance. It is a Philippine traditional national dance that is still performed to this day at Fiesta.
Early in the film, Ensign Palmer is told by Juan Martinez that there are no boats with engines available and so the crew buy a sailing boat to try and reach Australia. Later in the film however they agree to try and get a message through to the American General and in return he will arrange for them to be sent to Australia. However when trying to reach him, they steal a Japanese boat which has an engine but instead of using this to go DIRECTLY to Australia they carry on trying to reach the General for him to help them get there.