MacArthur – The Rebel General

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Typical Hollywood biopic (released in the US simply as MacArthur) which, despite proclamations of objectivity, tilts in the direction of hagiography. Inadvertently, the movie mirrors MacArthur in its own hubris: epic ambitions way beyond all budgetary control. The script is sprinkled with walking-on-the-water jokes in a half-hearted attempt to have its MacArthur and demystify him as well, but these merely enhance the image of the Perfect American General ('40s vintage) - a commodity which, as can be seen here, should never be exported.

By: SM

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Director: Joseph Sargent
Screenwriter: Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins
Cast: Gregory Peck
Ivan Bonar
Ward Costello
Nicolas Coster
Marj Dusay
Ed Flanders
Art Fleming
Dan O'Herlihy
GD Spradlin