GenreShort, Drama, War Duration CountryUnited States
Release dateSeptember 15, 1942 (1942-09-15) GenresShort Film, Propaganda film CastSusan Hayward, Jimmy Lydon, Richard Arlen, Joe Sawyer Similar moviesRelated William H Pine movies
A Letter from Bataan is a 1942 "Victory Short" documentary film or propaganda film made by Paramount Pictures in collaboration with the U.S. Office of War Information and the United States Government. It was directed by William H. Pine, produced by William C. Thomas and written by Maxwell Shane. It had music by Daniele Amfitheatrof and the cinematography was by Fred Jackman Jr.
The film features Richard Arlen, Susan Hayward, Jimmy Lydon and Betty Hutton appearing as herself.
The film is part of a series of films made by Paramount intended to encourage more active participation in the U.S. war effort.
A soldier pleads to the folks to home to conserve scarce wartime resources.