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Submarine Raider (1942)

On December 6, 1941, Captain Yamanada of the Japanese aircraft carrier "Hiranamu", orders full steam ahead for Pearl Harbor. His ship encounters and sinks an American yacht and the single ... See full summary »

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Sue Curry
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1st Officer Russell
Warren Ashe ...
Bill Warren
Eileen O'Hearn ...
Vera Lane
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Captain Yamanada
Philip Ahn ...
1st Officer Kawakami
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Sparksie
Rudy Robles ...
Steward Seffi
Roger Clark ...
Grant Duncan
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Pulaski
Eddie Laughton ...
Shannon
Stanley Brown ...
Levy
John Shay ...
Oleson
Gary Breckner ...
Brick Brandon
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On December 6, 1941, Captain Yamanada of the Japanese aircraft carrier "Hiranamu", orders full steam ahead for Pearl Harbor. His ship encounters and sinks an American yacht and the single survivor, Sue Curry, is rescued by an American submarine, the "Sea Serpent", commanded by Commander Chris Warren. He hears her story and attempts to radio a warning to Pearl Harbor. Yamanada, hearing the signals, orders the airlines jammed, and then sends his son into the air to sink the sub. The attack fails, after the sub makes a crash dive, but they fail in their warning attempts. The next morning, December 7th, the men on the sub hear the story of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and devise a desperate plan to sink the Japanese carrier by letting the carrier know their position. The carrier comes in search of the submarine. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A Girl On A Sub Plays Desperate Hide-And-Seek With The Japs... To Save PEARL HARBOR!

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4 June 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Caça ao Inimigo  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The Japanese carrier plane that attacks the submarine is painted with camouflage. This was never done on carrier-based planes and was reserved for land-based ships. See more »

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16 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In an era when propaganda films were coming out of Hollywood in a rush there were many that were A class, some which were B class, and then there was this one. I won't even comment on the bone-headed decisions the the two ship captains make or the historical accuracy that was missing. Rarely have I seen such obvious special effects such as planes making almost 90 degree turns in flight and clearly light weight model planes landing on the Japanese carrier. This was poorly written and planned and must have been rushed into production with a budget of about $1.38. If you want a good WW2 sub movie watch almost any film but this one.


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