When Hollis Wood refuses to tell the Japanese submarine officer where Hollywood is, he says the Japanese probably want to bomb John Wayne's house. In December 1941, John Wayne had yet to make any of the war movies that would make his name synonymous with American patriotism. See more
On December 7, 1941, the Naval Air Arm of the Imperial Japanese Fleet, in a surprise attack, struck the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor and hurtled an unsuspecting America into World War II.
American citizens were stunned, shocked and outraged at this treacherous attack. On the West Coast, paranoia gripped the entire population as panic-stricken citizens were convinced that California was the next target of the Imperial Japanese Forces.
Major General Joseph W. Stilwell, ...