The Walls of Hell


1h 28m 1964

Film Details

Also Known As
Intramuros
Release Date
Jul 1, 1964
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Filipinas Productions; Hemisphere Pictures
Distribution Company
Hemisphere Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

In the final days of the battle of Manila during World War II, fanatical Japanese naval forces barricade themselves inside the walls of Intramuros, the ancient Spanish walled city of Manila. In a suicidal last stand, the Japanese hold many thousand Filipinos captive within the fortress, despite the incessant bombardment of United States artillery. An American war correspondent, Murray, arrives at the front line where a guerrilla unit led by American Lieutenant Sorenson makes contact with a young Filipino fighter, Nardo, who has escaped the fortress through a sewer passage. Nardo proposes a plan to rescue the prisoners through the tunnel. Sorenson learns that his Filipina wife, Tina, whom he had believed to be dead, is among the prisoners. The rescue operation, timed to coincide with an intensive attack against the fortress, is accomplished under fire as American howitzers breach the city walls. Sorenson, after a brief reunion with Tina, rejoins Nardo and follows the main body of American troops as they enter the burning city.

Film Details

Also Known As
Intramuros
Release Date
Jul 1, 1964
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Filipinas Productions; Hemisphere Pictures
Distribution Company
Hemisphere Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

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Notes

Also known as Intramuros, this film was filmed on location in Manila.