PG | | Biography, Drama, History
'Allmovie' said that "Star Gregory Peck went into MacArthur (1977) disliking the title character that he was slated to play, but emerged from the experience with a deeper understanding and respect for this complex historical figure."
What kind of president do you think he's gonna make?
General Douglas MacArthur: I think he'll make a fine president. He was the best clerk who ever served under me.
The general proposes landing at Leyte Beach "on the island of Luzon" in the movie. Leyte Beach, where the general made his famous landing in 1944, is not on Luzon but on the southern island of Leyte, some 500 miles southeast of the point the general indicates on the map. In fact, he is pointing to Lingayen Gulf, which is on Luzon, but is not where his first attack will be. It is where the Japanese staged their amphibious landing in December, 1941 (that eventually pushed down the island to Bataan, Manila, and Corregidor Island), and is where the U.S. forces came ashore in early January, 1945, after the first landings on Leyte in October, 1944.
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