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World War III Breaks Out (1960)
"Dai-sanji sekai taisen: Yonju-ichi jikan no kyofu" (original title)

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USA and the communist countries start a war, later Japan becomes a tragic victim. A plot similar to "the Last War" by Toho.


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Credited cast:
Tatsuo Umemiya ...
Shigeo (as Tatsuya Umemiya)
Yoshiko Mita ...
Yayoi Furusato
Noribumi Fujishima
Yukiko Nikaido
Michiko Hoshi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jane Elliot ...
Tomoko (US version) (voice)
Carl Hansen ...
(US version) (voice)
Frank Reynolds ...
Shigeo (US version) (voice)
Jack Wilson ...
(US version) (voice)


After a US Air Force plane accidentally drops a nuclear bomb on North Korea, the communist country with the assistance of China and the Soviet Union prepare for war with the USA, while in Tokyo, Japan, a newspaper reporter covers the mobilization of the American troops at a nearby airbase while his nurse girlfriend prepares with civil defense in the impending nuclear holocaust. Written by Matt Patay

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Sci-Fi | Drama





Release Date:

3 December 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Final War  »

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2.35 : 1
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[U.S. English dubbed version under the title "The Final War"] Tatsuya Umemiya and the Toei players See more »


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