MacArthur


2h 24m 1977
MacArthur

Brief Synopsis

The story of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander during World War II and United Nations Commander for the Korean War. "MacArthur" begins in 1942, following the fall of Phillipines, and covers the remarkable career of this military legend up through and including the Korean War and into MacArthur's days of forced retirement after being dismissed from his post by President Truman.

Film Details

Also Known As
MacArthur the Rebel General
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Biography
War
Release Date
1977
Production Company
Universal Clearances; Zanuck/Brown Company
Distribution Company
Cic Productions; Universal Pictures; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Bremerton, Washington, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 24m
Sound
Stereo
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.85 : 1

Synopsis

In his eighties, General Douglas MacArthur makes his final address at his alma mater, West Point. During the speech, military career is seen in flashback. The fall of Corregidor in 1942 and later victories in the South Pacific are recounted. MacArthur's efforts to restore dignity to Japan following its defeat in the war and prevent Communist Russia from taking over Asia are highlighted. And the loss of his post following his refusal to follow President Truman's orders during the Korean conflict is shown.

Film Details

Also Known As
MacArthur the Rebel General
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Biography
War
Release Date
1977
Production Company
Universal Clearances; Zanuck/Brown Company
Distribution Company
Cic Productions; Universal Pictures; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Bremerton, Washington, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 24m
Sound
Stereo
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.85 : 1

Quotes

In my all my fifty years of military service, I have never learned how to bomb HALF a bridge!
- General Douglas MacArthur
Look at him, he's not in uniform, he's in costume.
- President Harry S. Truman

Trivia

Scenes on board the USS Missouri (BB-63) were filmed while the ship was in mothball at the Bremerton Navy Yard.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video October 30, 2001

Released in United States Summer June 1, 1977

Released in United States Summer June 1, 1977

Released in United States on Video October 30, 2001