Manila Calling

Manila Calling

Lloyd Nolan
Director: Herbert I. Leeds Cast: Lloyd Nolan
Lloyd Nolan
, Carole Landis
Carole Landis
, Cornel Wilde
Cornel Wilde
Herbert I. Leeds

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Those obviously hastily assembled to cash in on current headlines, Manila Calling shows no signs of this haste in its execution. Lloyd Nolan stars as Lucky Mathews, the leader of an American guerilla unit, sworn to keep fighting even after the Japanese invasion of Mindano. Likewise staying on is nightclub entertainer Edna Fraser (Carole Landis), who has fallen in love with Mathews, and radio engineer Jeff Bailey (Cornel Wilde). Relying on Bailey's electronic knowhow, the guerillas construct a short-wave radio station and continue broadcasting information of Japanese troop movements to the Allies. As in MGM's Bataan, the ultimate deaths of the courageous protagonists is treated as a moral and spiritual victory. Of interest in the cast is Martin Kosleck, frequent screen impersonator of Joseph Goebbels, in a rare sympathetic role.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/04/2014
UPC: 0024543969884
Original Release: 1942
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:20:00
Sales rank: 27,442

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lloyd Nolan Lucky Matthews
Carole Landis Edna Fraser
Cornel Wilde Jeff Bailey
James Gleason Tom O'Rourke
Ralph Byrd Corbett
Charles Tannen Fillmore
Elisha Cook Gillman
Harold Huber Santora
Lester Matthews Wayne Ralston
Louis Jean Heydt Watson
Ken Christy Logan
Angel Cruz Actor
Ted Hecht Japanese Announcer
Martin Kosleck Heller
Richard Loo Actor
Michael "Ted" North Jamison
Rudy Robles Actor
Charles Stevens Filipino
Leonard Strong Japanese Officer
Victor Sen Yung Amando

Technical Credits
Herbert I. Leeds Director
Lucien Andriot Cinematographer
Lewis H. Creber Art Director
Alfred Day Editor
Richard Day Art Director
John Francis Larkin Screenwriter
Cyril Mockridge Musical Direction/Supervision
Emil Newman Musical Direction/Supervision
David Raksin Score Composer
Sol Wurtzel Producer

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