MacArthur

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Released 1977

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Director:
Joseph Sargent (I)
Released:
1977
Rating:
PG
MacArthur is a 1977 adventure movie about the career of the controversial World War II general. The movie covers General Douglas MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) exploits beginning with the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the Korean War, where he was removed from duty by President Harry Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination. The movie also features flashbacks of MacArthur's childhood and his days at the West Point Military Academy. MacArthur gained notoriety through his victories over Japan in the Battle of Leyte in the Philippines. MacArthur was placed in charge of the war crimes trials, where 5,700 Japanese, Taiwanese and Koreans were tried for crimes against humanity. Although MacArthur was deemed a brilliant strategist, his inflated ego and lust for fame began to take its toll on those around him. During the Korean excursion, MacArthur made a public statement questioning the policies of the Truman administration. In a controversial move, Truman relieved MacArthur of his commands.

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Fred Stuthman

Fred Stuthman

General Omar Bradley

John McKee

John McKee

Admiral William Leahy

Art Fleming

Art Fleming

The Secretary

Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck

General Douglas MacArthur

Russell Johnson

Russell Johnson

Admiral Ernest J. King

Ward Costello

Ward Costello

General George C. Marshall

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Biography, Historical, Military & War