DirectorJoseph Sargent Music directorJerry Goldsmith Duration CountryUnited States
WriterHal Barwood, Matthew Robbins Release dateJuly 15, 1977 (1977-07-15) CastGregory Peck (Douglas MacArthur), Ivan Bonar (Lt. Gen. Richard K. Sutherland), Ward Costello (Gen. George C. Marshall), Nicolas Coster (Colonel Sidney Huff), Marj Dusay (Jean MacArthur) Similar moviesFury, The Thin Red Line, Max Manus: Man of War, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Saving Private Ryan, Captain America: The First Avenger
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MacArthur is a 1977 American biographical war film. Directed by Joseph Sargent, it starred Gregory Peck in the eponymous role as American General of the Army Douglas MacArthur.
The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan in World War II, to 1952, after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Harry Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination. It is recounted in flashback as MacArthur visits West Point in 1962.
Gregory Peck as General of the Army Douglas MacArthur
Ed Flanders as President Harry S. Truman
Dan O'Herlihy as President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Ivan Bonar as Lieutenant General Richard K. Sutherland
Ward Costello as General of the Army George C. Marshall
Nicolas Coster as Colonel Sidney Huff
Marj Dusay as Mrs. Jean MacArthur
Art Fleming as W. Averell Harriman
Russell Johnson as Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King
Sandy Kenyon as Lieutenant General Jonathan M. Wainwright
Robert Mandan as Representative Martin
Allan Miller as Colonel LeGrande A. Diller
Dick O'Neill as Major General Courtney Whitney
G. D. Spradlin as Major General Robert L. Eichelberger
Addison Powell as Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
James Shigeta (deleted scenes) as General Tomoyuki Yamashita
Gregory Peck said, "I admit that I was not terribly happy with the script they gave me, or with the production they gave me which was mostly on the back lot of Universal. I thought they shortchanged the production."
In a meeting in Pearl Harbor between President Roosevelt, Admiral Nimitz, and MacArthur to discuss East Asian strategy, MacArthur points to Lingayen Gulf in Western Luzon, calling it Leyte Gulf and referring to it as the site of his re-entry to the Philippines. The Battle of Leyte Gulf and the Battle of Leyte, which included MacArthur's first return to Philippine soil on 20 October 1944, were in the Visayas, the in Central Philippines. The Invasion of Lingayen Gulf, with MacArthur making a similarly-dramatic landing in the main island of Luzon, occurred on January 9, 1945.
On the ship's stateroom wall of the Roosevelt, Nimitz, and MacArthur meeting on Peal Harbor is a painting of the Baltimore Class Heavy Cruiser USS Los Angeles (CA-135). However, it was commissioned only on 22 July 1945 and so was not used for World War II. However, it won five battle stars during the Korean War.
Prior to the Inchon landing, the film shows an aircraft on a bombing run. The footage uses an F-4 Phantom II aircraft, but it did not enter service with the United States until 1960.
In the parade scene at the beginning, female cadets are shown marching in the formation. The speech was given in 1962, but female cadets were not admitted to West Point until 1976.
The uniform of the Soviet Lieutenant General Kuzma N. Derevyanko is erroneously presented with the shoulder boards of a Soviet senior lieutenant instead of a lieutenant general.
MacArthur received mixed reviews, it currently holds a 63% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The film is recognized by American Film Institute in the following lists: