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Time Out says

Big John is the cowboy in colonel's clothing organising guerilla attacks against the Japanese in the Philippines while waiting for the main forces to arrive. Designed as a tribute to the Filipino resistance, it's fast, vigorous and quite exciting, but marred by incessant flag-waving, the usual racist depiction of the enemy, and some atrocious sentimentality (featuring not only a heroic small boy, but Quinn's Filipino sweetheart, who becomes a sort of Tokyo Rose for the Japs while passing information on the side).
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Release Details

  • Duration:97 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Edward Dmytryk
  • Screenwriter:Ben Barzman, Richard Landau
  • Cast:
    • John Wayne
    • Anthony Quinn
    • Beulah Bondi
    • Lawrence Tierney
    • Paul Fix
    • Fely Franquelli
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