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Manila Calling

Manila Calling(1942)

Also Known As: Calling Manila |

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Brief Synopsis

When the Japanese capture the principal radio station of the American Radio Communications Company in the Philippines, the staff manages to escape into the jungle, tie up with a band of Filipino Scouts (Moros) and make their way to the coast. The party, radio technician Jeff Bailey (Cornel Wilde) and communications men Lucky Matthews (Lloyd Nolan) and Tom O'Rourke (James Gleason), finds an advance Japanese unit on the plantation of an old friend and, working with the Moros as a guerilla unit, attack and seize the site from the Japanese in order to use the radio transmitter. Solidifying themselves in the stronghold they discover there is no food or water and it is surrounded by the Japanese. A night club singer, Edna Fraser (Carole Landis), escaping from the Japanese, gets into the plantation. Jeff is working to fix their radio set, hoping to send a message of hope and courage to the conquered and enslaved Filipinos of the district, and the Japanese, aware of this possibility, are using every means to wipe out the group.

Cast & Crew

Lloyd Nolan Lucky Matthews
Carole Landis Edna "Eddie" Fraser
Cornel Wilde Jeff Bailey
James Gleason Tim O'Rourke
Ralph Byrd Corbett
Charles Tannen Fillmore
Ted North Walter Jamison
Harold Huber Santoro
Lester Matthews Wayne Ralston
Louis Jean Heydt Harold Watson
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1942 Production Date:  EB
VHS +e 30 Jan 1994
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Duration(mins):  81 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  7,259    
Duration(reels):  8    

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  • Long Time Ago

    Jerry Reveal 2014-04-08

    I am 79. I saw "Manila Calling" around 1945 when I was 10. I only really remember Lloyd Nolan sitting at the mike repeating, "Manila... MORE>

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    harvey branch 2013-01-29

    i would like to see nthis title on dvd good story and different from average war drama MORE>

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    Robert B. 2012-03-23

    I have not seen this movie since 1962 it was on late at night, I thought it was a top rated world war two movie. I had a friend try to find this movie for... MORE>