This tough, uncompromising film, extremely well handled by director Garnett, tells the story of a group of determined soldiers fighting on Bataan, knowing that they face certain death as they attempt to delay the advancing Japanese troops. Based on the heroic defense of the Philippines in
early 1942, the film shows soldiers from all parts of America, as well as Filipinos fighting for their own soil. Taylor gives a rugged and inspiring performance as the grim but kind-hearted Sergeant Dane, who commands the small group in a rear-guard action, protecting MacArthur's ragged army as it
limps away down the narrow peninsula, where it would make its stand for three harrow...