The film was initially set up at MGM, where John Milius
had a production deal. It wound up at Columbia because Steven Spielberg
did not want to work at MGM. Besides, he made Close Encounters of the Third Kind
(1977) for Columbia and wanted to make another movie there. Spielberg got Universal to co-produce because he wanted to fulfill a contractual obligation with the studio. See more
When Kelso fires his machine guns while on the ground, the canopy on his plane is open, then closed, then we see him close it again. 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, ...
When I See an Elephant Fly
Music by Oliver Wallace
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Performed by Cliff Edwards
, Jim Carmichael
and the Hall Johnson Choir See more