“Texas to Bataan” is a war drama film released in 1942, directed by Robert Emmett Tansey and starring John ‘Dusty’ King, Dave O’Brien, and Marjorie Reynolds.
The film tells the story of a group of Texas National Guard soldiers who are called to duty and sent to the Philippines to fight the Japanese during World War II. The soldiers, led by Captain Bill Marshall (John ‘Dusty’ King), are ill-prepared for the harsh realities of combat, but they soon learn to rely on each other for survival.
Once in the Philippines, the soldiers are met with a brutal enemy and a harsh environment. They struggle with hunger, thirst, and disease as they fight to defend their country and hold their ground against the Japanese.
As the war rages on, the soldiers are pushed to their limits, and their bravery and perseverance are put to the test. Along the way, they form deep bonds of brotherhood and camaraderie that sustain them through the toughest of times.
“Texas to Bataan” was made in the midst of World War II and served as a tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of the soldiers who fought in the conflict. The film is an inspiring story of resilience and courage in the face of overwhelming adversity, and it remains a testament to the heroism of those who served their country during one of its darkest hours.
Robert Emmett Tansey
John ‘Dusty’ King, David Sharpe, Max Terhune