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"Docudrama" about the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 and its results, the recovering of the ships, the improving of defense in Hawaii and the US efforts to beat back the ... See full summary »

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Ghost of US sailor killed at Pearl Harbor
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"Docudrama" about the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 and its results, the recovering of the ships, the improving of defense in Hawaii and the US efforts to beat back the Japanese reinforcements. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Trivia

The Japanese planes attacking Pearl Harbor were US "Dauntless" bombers. See more »

Goofs

Showing the events of the Sunday morning attack, the priest at Mass (at Kaneohe, I believe) announces incorrectly that it is the 3rd Sunday of Advent. Actually it was the 2nd Sunday of Advent. See more »

Quotes

Mr. 'C': If that's Americanism, it's very hyphenated.
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The War and Navy Departments, producers of the movie, are credited orally by a narrator. See more »

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Referenced in The American West of John Ford (1971) See more »

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God Bless America
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin (1918)
Sung by schoolchildren
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Chances to see history like this only come once.
17 March 2001 | by (Huntington, NY) – See all my reviews

After America entered World War II at the close of 1941, Hollywood directors were "drafted" into making short films for the war effort. These directors included Frank Capra, Alfred Hitchcock, John Huston, and the most poetic, sentimental of Hollywood directors at the time- John Ford. Ford made this short film. Part of it is a political cartoon come to life. Uncle Sam (Walter Huston) is on vacation in Hawaii. It's not yet December 7th, 1941. He doesn't have a care in the world, other than his conscious (played with delicate humor by the great Harry Davenport!) reminding him of possible trouble brewing. The film also serves as a neat documentary about life in Hawaii before the war, and offers a peek into the heavy Japanese-American population at the time. Look for Dana Andrews in a ghostly bit part. History books just have the dates and places of historic occurrences. This seldom seen classic shows the mindset!


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