A biographical sketch of one of America's most famous generals. While delivering the farewell address to the students of West Point in 1962, General Douglas MacArthur (Gregory Peck) reflects on the events of his life: his achievements as the head of the American forces in the Pacific during World War II, his years governing postwar Japan, and his final campaign in Korea which led to clashes with President Harry S. Truman and his subsequent dismissal.
Main Cast & Crew:
Joseph Sargent - Director
- Format: DVD
- Run Time: 130
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 025192054426
- Genre: Action
- Rating: PG (MPAA)
- Release Date: October 2001
While delivering the farewell address to the students of West Point in 1962, General Douglas MacArthur reflects on the events of his life: his achievements as the head of the American forces in the Pacific during World War II, his years governing post-war Japan, and his final campaign in Korea which lead to clashes with President Harry S Truman.
Additional cast: Addison Powell (as Admiral Nimitz), Tom Rosqui (General Sampson), Garry Walberg (General Walker), Lane Allen (General Marquat), Jesse Dixon (Castro), Gerald S. Peters (General Blamey), and Alex Rodine (General Derevyanko). Alternate title: "MacArthur the Rebel General." Filmed in Technicolor. Film ran 144 minutes at trade screenings, but was further cut for general release. The New York Times listed the running time as 122 minutes.
"...Peck is remarkably good....At unexpected moments, it's so moving." - 07/01/1977 New York Times, p.C8
"...It does feature one of Gregory Peck's most assured and astute performances in the central role..." - 07/01/2001 Sight and Sound, p.64