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Report from the Aleutians -- A official documentary movie about the misson of the US forces on an island of the Aleutians, from which US bombers are attacking the Japanese occupied island Kiska...


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30 July 1943 (USA) See more »
A cinematic record of US military operations on the Aleutian Island of Adak to retake Japanese occupied Kiska. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Report from the Aleutians is the first wartime documentary from John Huston See more (5 total) »


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John Huston ... Narrator (voice)

Walter Huston ... Voices of officers (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Milton Ashkin ... Himself - USAAF Fighter Pilot (as Maj. Milton Ashkin)
Lyle A. Bean ... Himself - USAAF Fighter Pilot (as Lt. Lyle A. Bean)
Jack Chennault ... Himself - USAAF Fighter Pilot (as Col. Jack Chennault)
C.M. McCorkle ... Himself - USAAF Commander (as Col. C.M. McCorkle)
Hawley P. Nill ... Himself - USAAF Fighter Pilot (as Lt. Hawley P. Nill)
William Prince ... Himself - USAAF Commander (as Col. William Prince)
George I. Radell ... Himself - USAAF Fighter Pilot (as Lt. George I. Radell)
Henry J. Strenkowski ... Himself - USAAF Fighter Pilot (as Lt. Henry J. Strenkowski)

Directed by
John Huston (uncredited)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Huston  uncredited

Original Music by
Dimitri Tiomkin (uncredited)
Film Editing by
John Huston (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jules Buck .... camera operator (uncredited)
Freeman C. Collins .... camera operator (uncredited)
Herman Crabtree .... camera operator (uncredited)
Buzz Ellsworth .... camera operator (uncredited)
Rey Scott .... camera operator (uncredited)

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47 min
Color (archive footage) | Color (Technicolor)
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This documentary was made before the US and Canadian August 1943 invasion of Kiska. However, B-17 and B-24 bombing raid footage is seen at the end of this film.See more »
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Report from the Aleutians is the first wartime documentary from John Huston, 28 May 2012
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

In recognizing Memorial Day, I decided to watch some wartime documentaries made by John Huston during World War II starting with this one which took place at the outpost of Adak concerning a bombing mission over Japan-occupied Kiska. Huston narrates with some additional voice overs by his father, Walter. Suitable mood music permeates most of the film which adds to the color footage's appeal. When the actual flying sequences are shown, one gets some sense of excitement though since dialogue is kept to a minimum and there are few explosions, it doesn't seem Hollywood-made to provide unbridled joy to victory. Worth seeing. Watched this on Internet Archive.

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