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Suicide Battalion (1958)

Approved | | War, Drama | February 1958 (USA)
Second World War drama, set in the Philippines about a group of men recruited for the dangerous mission of destroying an American base to keep strategic papers out of enemy hands when ... See full summary »


Edward L. Cahn


Lou Rusoff (story), Lou Rusoff (screenplay)


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Cast overview:
Mike Connors ... Major Matt McCormack (as Michael Connors)
John Ashley ... Pvt. Tommy Novello
Jewell Lain Jewell Lain ... Elizabeth Ann Mason, Photographer
Russ Bender ... Sgt. Harry Donovan
Bing Russell ... Lt. Chet Hall
Scott Peters Scott Peters ... Pvt. Wally Zagorsky
Walter Maslow Walter Maslow ... Pvt. Marty Green
John McNamara John McNamara ... Colonel Craig
Clifford Kawada Clifford Kawada ... Colonel Hiosho
Robert Tetrick Robert Tetrick ... Pvt. Bill (Capt. Hendry's orderly) (as Bob Tetrick)
Marjorie Stapp ... Beverly
Jan Englund Jan Englund ... Annette
Isabel Cooley ... Julie
Hilo Hattie Hilo Hattie ... Mama Lily
Sammee Tong ... Papa Lily (as Sammy Tong)


Second World War drama, set in the Philippines about a group of men recruited for the dangerous mission of destroying an American base to keep strategic papers out of enemy hands when Japanese forces invade. The men spend their last hours drowning their sorrows in a bar, but time is running out. Written by <stripe@dds.nl>

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To hell with orders... we ATTACK!


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February 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Batallón suicida See more »

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Zuma Productions See more »
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Black and White (archive footage)| Black and White
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Opening credits: All characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictional. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »


Philippine bar girl: Ever hear of a place called New York?
Pvt. Tommy Novello: Yea it's near the Brooklyn Bridge
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Remade as Hell Raiders (1968) See more »

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A bad war film from AIP....no major surprise there.
24 June 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

American International Pictures (AIP) was a super-cheap production company that really came into its own in the 1960s. With a lot of beach films, stories about drugs, hippies and biker gangs, the studio made a ton of money because their super-cheaply made films were popular in drive-in theaters....though they never were what anyone would consider artistic masterpieces!

In the case of "Suicide Batallion", the studio made the sort of 1950s film that they really did NOT do well...a WWII epic. What are the major problems? It all boils down to money. The writing and acting weren't all that hot and the film often resorted to stock footage because there really wasn't much money for costumes, props and the like.

The story is about an amazingly undisciplined group of jerks who are assigned the task to blow up a building behind enemy lines in the Pacific theater. Heading the group is a wimpy Major (Mike Connors) who doesn't see all that put off that his Lieutenant is disobedient and even, at times, does this in front of the rest of the men. Toss in some sexy ladies (after all, wasn't the Pacific in 1942-3 filled with hot, buxom American women???) and you have a picture that is watchable but nothing more.

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