Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his home country after he is court-martialed, kicked out of the Army, and boards a Japanese ship for the Orient in late 1941. ... See full summary »
An American tanker is sunk by a German U-boat and the survivors spend eleven days at sea on a raft. They're next assigned to the liberty ship "Sea Witch" bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked North Atlantic.
Made during World War II, this chronicles a voyage of a U.S. submarine on a secret mission to the very shores of Japan. Much of the film is spent developing the cast of characters that populate the sub. Written by
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In the beginning of the film, Cmdr Cassidy (Cary Grant) trades in his kepi with the braids (scrambled eggs) on the brim for his plain brim kepi used by lower ranking officers. In the final scene when he returns to SF in full uniform, he is still wearing the unbraided brimmed kepi. All officers of the rank of commander or above should be wearing the braided kepi. He therefore would be considered out of uniform. See more »
[Holding up the fuse mechanism of the Japanese bomb that Adams just defused]
Got "Made in USA" stamped on it. The appeasers' "contribution" to the war effort.
[Hands it to the cook]
Take it and stew it, Cookie.
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With all the stir over Bruckheimer and Bay's silly PEARL HARBOR action ride, you might want to see some more realistic and gritty war films. Among them should be the historical retelling of Pearl Harbor in TORA! TORA! TORA! and the Doolittle raid in THIRTY SECONDS OVER TOKYO.
The Doolittle raid would not have been possible without the scouting job of the submarine that snuck into Tokyo bay to guide the plains in over the city. This film gives a rousing account of that mission as well as a beautifully done propaganda job to keep the troops and folks back home energized during the war.
The film still stands up well as a genuine action adventure. Definitely a movie for those who enjoy great film.
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