Sunday, January 6, 2008

No Man Is an Island (1962)

This is a movie about George Tweed, an American serviceman who became the one of the only US military personnel on the island of Guam to avoid capture by the Japanese during the early years of WWII. If you get an opportunity to watch the movie, be advised that the characters portraying the Artero family (the one's who really kept Tweed alive) are played by Filipino actors. You'll notice a love song sung in Tagalog in one of the scenes. I don't think any Chamorro woman, in this period especially, would've sat in a cave serenading a sailor, but what can ya do? The least the producer could have done was ask some of the actual family to star in the film, but it's a little too late. Aside from my gripes about the few major inaccuracies, the film is actually very good, but the Artero's were never properly thanked.

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