General Douglas MacArthur (Gregory Peck), one of the most controversial public figures of our time, is the subject of this superb biographical drama which traces his outstanding careers. In 1942, with his position in the Philippines made hopeless by japan's destruction of more than half the planes in his Far East Command, MacArthur leaves pledging "I shall return!" MacArthur does return, with riveting victories in the Pacific and a deft handling of the democratisation of Japan; he is also armed with Presidential aspirations. While searving in Korea, it is there that his colossal ego and insubordination results in dismissal by Truman in 1951. MacArthur is a compelling story which explores the many facets of his ambitious character. It clearly demonstrates his brillance as a strategist; his lust for publicity and flair for dramatics.
This is the story of army General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander during World War II and United Nations Commander for the Korean War. This semi-biographical film examines the career of General MacArthur (Gregory Peck) focussing on his WWII and Korean War experiences. It recounts MacArthur's 1942 recall from the Phillipines by Franklin Roosevelt; his triumphant return to liberate the country from the Japanese; his role in guiding and influencing post war policies in Japan; his delicate relationship with Harry Truman; and the Korean War experiences that resulted in his dismissal from the army by President Truman.
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