MacArthur
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byJoseph Sargent
Written byHal Barwood
Matthew Robbins
Produced byFrank McCarthy
StarringGregory Peck
Ed Flanders
Dan O'Herlihy
CinematographyMario Tosi
Edited byGeorge Jay Nicholson
Music byJerry Goldsmith
Production
company
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • July 15, 1977 (1977-07-15)
Running time
130 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$9 million[1]
Box office$16,320,000 (US)[2]

MacArthur is a 1977 American biographical war film directed by Joseph Sargent and starring Gregory Peck in the eponymous role as American General of the Army Douglas MacArthur.

Plot

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.

Cast

Production

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."[3]

Historical inaccuracies

Reception

MacArthur received mixed reviews, it currently holds a 63% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[5]

The film is recognized by American Film Institute in the following lists:

See also

References

  1. ^ Robert Lindsey (Aug 7, 1977). "THE NEW TYCOONS OF HOLLYWOOD: THE DAY OF THE ALMIGHTY MOGUL IS OVER. NOW MOVIEMAKING IS IN THE HANDS OF PACKAGERS AND BUDGET-WATCHERS WHO ARE THE HIRED HANDS OF THE CONGLOMERATES THAT OWN THE STUDIOS. AND WHAT THEY'RE AFTER IS BLOCKBUSTERS". New York Times. p. SM4.
  2. ^ "MacArthur (1977) – Box office / business". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2011-10-26.
  3. ^ Gregory Peck Interview with Jimmy Carter on YouTube
  4. ^ https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AlexanderViduetsky/albums/6019713833874765057
  5. ^ MacArthur at Rotten Tomatoes
  6. ^ "AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes & Villains Nominees" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-06.