Director: Joseph Sargent Cast: Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
, Ed Flanders
Ed Flanders
, Dan O'Herlihy
Dan O'Herlihy
, Marj Dusay
Marj Dusay
Joseph Sargent


Director: Joseph Sargent Cast: Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
, Ed Flanders
Ed Flanders
, Dan O'Herlihy
Dan O'Herlihy
, Marj Dusay
Marj Dusay
Joseph Sargent


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Star Gregory Peck went into MacArthur disliking the title character that he was slated to play, but emerged from the experience with a deeper understanding and respect for this complex historical figure. The film is framed in flashback, with an octogenarian General Douglas MacArthur (Peck) making his final address before his alma mater of West Point. We flash back to the fall of Corregidor in 1942, with MacArthur promising "I shall return" to the beleaguered (and eventually imprisoned) American and Filipino troops. The story follows MacArthur's subsequent victories in the South Pacific, occasionally pausing to show us the General's omnipresent sense of "showmanship" (e.g. his wading ashore on the beaches of the Philippines for the benefit of the newsreel cameras). The greater part of the film involves MacArthur's attempts to restore dignity to the defeated postwar Japan, and to keep the Russian Communists from overtaking the orient as they had Eastern Europe. MacArthur is eventually fired from his post by President Truman after the general defies orders during the Korean conflict. MacArthur was intended as Universal's "answer" to 20th Century-Fox's enormously successful Patton (1970), but box-office returns were disappointing.

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/01/2017
UPC: 0025192354977
Original Release: 1977
Rating: PG
Source: Universal Studios
Time: 2:09:00
Sales rank: 22,990

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gregory Peck Gen. Douglas MacArthur
Ed Flanders Harry S. Truman
Dan O'Herlihy Franklin D. Roosevelt
Marj Dusay Mrs. MacArthur
Sandy Kenyon Gen. Wainwright
Nicolas Coster Capt. Huff
Dick O'Neill Col. Whitney
Yuki Shimoda Prime Minister
John Fujioka Emperor Hirohito
Jesse Dizon Castro
Eugene Peterson Gen. Collins
Beulah Quo Al Cheu
Garry Walberg Gen. Walker
Manuel DePina Prettyman
Walter O. Miles Gen. Kenney
Gerald Saunderson Peters Gen. Blamey
Russell Johnson Admiral King
Robert Mandan Representative Martin
Allan Miller Col. Diller
Addison Powell Admiral Nimitz
Tom Rosqui Gen. Sampson
G.D. Spradlin Gen. Eichelberger
Kenneth Tobey Admiral Halsey
Barry Coe TV Reporter
Charles Cyphers Gen. Harding
Warde Donovan Gen. Shepherd
Jerry Holland Aide
Phil Kenneally Admiral Doyle
John R. McKee Admiral Leahy
Alex Rodine Gen. Derevyanko
Fred Stuthman Gen. Bradley
Harvey Vernon Adm. Sherman
William Wellman Lt. Bulkeley
Robert V. Barron P.O.W.
Ivan Bonar Gen. Sutherland
Ward Costello Gen. George Marshall
Art Fleming The Secretary

Technical Credits
Joseph Sargent Director
Hal Barwood Screenwriter
David Brown Producer
Hal G. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Robert L. Hoyt Sound/Sound Designer
John J. Lloyd Production Designer
Scott Maitland Asst. Director
Frank McCarthy Producer
Frank McCoy Makeup
George Jay Nicholson Editor
Matthew Robbins Screenwriter
Don Sharpless Sound/Sound Designer
Mario Tosi Cinematographer
Albert J. Whitlock Special Effects
Richard D. Zanuck Producer

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