Back Door to Hell (1964)

68 mins | Drama | November 1964

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HISTORY

Copyright length: 70 min. Filmed on location in the Bicol region, ... More Less

Copyright length: 70 min. Filmed on location in the Bicol region, Philippines. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
15 Jun 1964
p. 1.
Daily Variety
7 Jul 1964
p. 2.
Daily Variety
22 Jan 1965
p. 2.
Los Angeles Times
20 Jan 1965
Section C, p. 6.
New York Times
9 Dec 1964
p. 54.
New York Times
10 Dec 1964
p. 61.
Variety
12 Aug 1964
p. 4.
Variety
27 Jan 1965
p. 9.
Variety
3 Feb 1965
p. 8.
Variety
5 May 1965
p. 8.
Variety
18 Aug 1965
p. 8.
DETAILS
Release Date:
November 1964
Copyright Claimant:
Lippert, Inc.
Copyright Date:
4 November 1964
Copyright Number:
LP29823
Duration(in mins):
68
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

In World War II, before the Allied reoccupation of the Philippines, U. S. Lieutenant Craig and two other men, Burnett and Jersey, penetrate the enemy occupation to determine the strength and position of the Japanese forces. They contact Paco, a guerrilla leader, who agrees to help them, but the Japanese detect their presence and threaten to destroy a village unless the Americans surrender. Paco and his men, however, are able to capture the village. Craig then meets a local bandit who promises him information about the Japanese in exchange for his radio, but when Craig is delayed while checking the information, the impatient bandit destroys the radio and runs off. Unable to transmit his intelligence, Craig sneaks into a Japanese-held village and sends his message by enemy radio, but he and his men are apprehended. The Americans, with Paco and his guerrillas, battle with the Japanese; and Burnett, Paco, and all his men are killed. Only Craig and Jersey ... +


In World War II, before the Allied reoccupation of the Philippines, U. S. Lieutenant Craig and two other men, Burnett and Jersey, penetrate the enemy occupation to determine the strength and position of the Japanese forces. They contact Paco, a guerrilla leader, who agrees to help them, but the Japanese detect their presence and threaten to destroy a village unless the Americans surrender. Paco and his men, however, are able to capture the village. Craig then meets a local bandit who promises him information about the Japanese in exchange for his radio, but when Craig is delayed while checking the information, the impatient bandit destroys the radio and runs off. Unable to transmit his intelligence, Craig sneaks into a Japanese-held village and sends his message by enemy radio, but he and his men are apprehended. The Americans, with Paco and his guerrillas, battle with the Japanese; and Burnett, Paco, and all his men are killed. Only Craig and Jersey escape. +

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