Battle at Bloody Beach


1h 20m 1961

Brief Synopsis

This is only the second Audie Murphy movie set in WWII after his autobiographical "To Hell and Back." Here Murphy steps out of his usual kid-Western role to play a civilian working for the Navy helping supply guerilla insurgents in the Philippines. His sole motive is not politics nor bravery, but to find his bride from whom he was separated during the Japanese invasion two years before.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
Buffalo, New York opening: 7 Jun 1961
Production Company
Associated Producers, Inc.
Distribution Company
Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

During the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, American civilian Craig Benson works with guerrilla fighters on the islands, delivering supplies and evacuating stranded civilians. For some time he has been searching for his wife, Ruth, who became separated from him when the Japanese attacked Manila. Aided by easygoing Marty Sackler, a U. S. Marine radio operator, Benson contacts guerrilla leader Julio Fontana, who agrees to round up Americans hiding in the hills in exchange for U. S. ammunition. Benson also discovers that his wife, thinking that he had been killed, has joined the guerrillas and is now Fontana's mistress. Eventually, Benson and Fontana manage to get a small group of civilians down to a beach where they are scheduled to be met by a submarine. The Japanese suddenly attack, and Marty tries to swim to his radio shack to call for help; but he is killed by a shark. Benson, however, slips away and rounds up a group of guerrilla fighters who defeat the enemy forces. As the submarine arrives to pick up the survivors, Ruth decides to leave Fontana and return to her husband.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
Buffalo, New York opening: 7 Jun 1961
Production Company
Associated Producers, Inc.
Distribution Company
Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Notes

Francisco Day is also known as Chico Day.