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The Purple Heart (1944)

Approved | | Drama, History, War | 23 February 1944 (USA)
This is the story of the crew of a downed bomber, captured after a run over Tokyo, early in the war. Relates the hardships the men endure while in captivity, and their final humiliation: ... See full summary »

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This is the story of the crew of a downed bomber, captured after a run over Tokyo, early in the war. Relates the hardships the men endure while in captivity, and their final humiliation: being tried and convicted as war criminals. Written by Buxx Banner <buxx572@aol.com>

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The Japanese character of Mitsuru Toyama in this film (played by Peter Chong) was a real-life person. Toyama was a Japanese politician and a member of the Japanese group, the Black Dragon Society. The high majority of the Japanese characters in this movie were actually fictional. See more »

Goofs

When the Swiss Red Cross representative is escorted into the office, the guard places his rifle "order arms" on his left side, rifle butt on floor. The Red Cross man then passes the guard by. The guards rifle is now on his right side "order arms". There couldn't have been enough time to relocate the rifle. See more »

Quotes

General Ito Mitsubi: We will win this war because we are willing to sacrifice ten million lives. How many lives is the white man willing to sacrifice?
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Referenced in Dragnet 1967: The Subscription Racket (1967) See more »

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Music by Egbert Van Alstyne
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What would you do in their shoes?
9 November 1999 | by (Yokosuka, Japan) – See all my reviews

This is a beautiful movie. The story is about what happens to the captured crew of an American Army Air Corps bomber in Japan during WWII.

The performances of the actors are excellent and deeply felt (remember that it was filmed during the war). Once you have watched the first 30 minutes, you must stay to learn their fate at the hands of the Japanese.


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