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The American Experience: MacArthur

2 Ratings: 5.0
Documentary and Television movie directed by Austin Hoyt and Sarah Holt

General Douglas MacArthur is considered by many to be the greatest American military hero in history. InThe American Experience: MacArthurwe get the chance to look in depth at this complex man. At times paranoid and poetic, inspirational and petty, his … see full wiki

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Director: Austin Hoyt, Sarah Holt
Genre: Television, Documentary
2 reviews about The American Experience: MacArthur
Quick Tip by . August 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
One of America's greatest military leaders As a retired army officer and an adjunct history professor I thought it was important to review what I consider the best war movies depicting the challenges of leadership and the command of men. The biopic "MacArthur" (Gregory Peck), is one of the best movies depicting the remarkable and flawed career of one of America's greatest military leaders; General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander during World War II and United Nations Commander …
review by . December 23, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
After viewing this tape, it is clear that the only thing that kept Douglas MacArthur from being one of the greatest Americans of all time was his belief that he was one of the greatest Americans of all time. His inability to even consider his own infallibility was very close to a fatal flaw. He was the commander of two of the greatest military defeats in the history of U. S. armed forces, the surrender of Bataan and Corregidor in the Philippines and the rout of U. N. forces by the Chinese in the …
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