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Battle at Bloody Beach

Battle at Bloody Beach (aka Battle on the Beach), is a 1961 drama directed by Herbert Coleman, starring Audie Murphy and Gary Crosby. Battle at Bloody Beach is only the second Audie Murphy movie set in WWII, after his autobiographical To Hell and Back.

Craig Benson (Audie Murphy) is a civilian working for the Navy helping supply guerrilla insurgents in the Philippines. His main purpose, however, is to find his wife Ruth (Dolores Michaels), from whom he was separated by the Japanese invasion of the Philippines. When he does find her, he learns that she believed him killed and is romantically involved with a Filipino resistance leader, Julio Fontana (Alejandro Rey).


Audie Murphy as Craig Benson

Gary Crosby as Marty Sackler

Dolores Michaels as Ruth Benson

Alejandro Rey as Julio Fontana

Marjorie Stapp as Caroline Pelham

Barry Atwater as Pelham

E. J. André as Dr. Van Bart

Dale Ishimoto as Blanco

Lillian Bronson as Delia Ellis

Míriam Colón as Nahni

Pilar Seurat as Camota

William Mims as M'Keever

Ivan Dixon as Tiger Blair

Sara Anderson as Mrs. Thompson

Kevin Brodie as Timmy Thompson

Lloyd Kino as Japanese lieutenant


Directed by Herbert Coleman

Produced by Richard Maibaum

Written by Richard Maibaum - Willard W. Willingham

Music by Henry Vars

Cinematography - Kenneth Peach

Edited by Jodie Copelan

Production company - Associated Producers

Distributed by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

Release dates June 1, 1961

Country - United States

Language - English

run time: 77 minutes

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