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Report from the Aleutians (1943)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History, War | 30 July 1943 (USA)
A cinematic record of US military operations on the Aleutian Island of Adak to retake Japanese occupied Kiska.

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John Huston (uncredited)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Huston ... Narrator (voice)
Walter Huston ... Voices of officers (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Milton Ashkin Milton Ashkin ... Himself - USAAF Fighter Pilot (as Maj. Milton Ashkin)
Lyle A. Bean Lyle A. Bean ... Himself - USAAF Fighter Pilot (as Lt. Lyle A. Bean)
Jack Chennault Jack Chennault ... Himself - USAAF Fighter Pilot (as Col. Jack Chennault)
C.M. McCorkle C.M. McCorkle ... Himself - USAAF Commander (as Col. C.M. McCorkle)
Hawley P. Nill Hawley P. Nill ... Himself - USAAF Fighter Pilot (as Lt. Hawley P. Nill)
William Prince William Prince ... Himself - USAAF Commander (as Col. William Prince)
George I. Radell George I. Radell ... Himself - USAAF Fighter Pilot (as Lt. George I. Radell)
Henry J. Strenkowski Henry J. Strenkowski ... Himself - USAAF Fighter Pilot (as Lt. Henry J. Strenkowski)
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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. The movie includes footage from a bombing raid over Kiska with B-17 and B-24 bombers. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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"Bombs Away" on Kiska! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Report from the Aleutians See more »

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Production Co:

U.S. Army Signal Corps See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (archive footage)| Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Overall a good wartime movie.
19 November 2005 | by jimsim22See all my reviews

A nice and fairly accurate portrayal of combat in the Aleutians. One item I thought very interesting was the lack of mention regarding the large Canadian contribution to this theater. I would have to guess it was not considered appropriate for the home audience in the US at the time. Considering the minor theater the Aleutins seemed to be view as it is a great tribute to this campaign. I found the scenes of vastness of the area amazing. The views of old aircraft in action would be of great interest to aviation fans. For most people, I'm sure this is film will be the only views of the Aleutian Islands most people will ever see! Certainly require viewing for any WWll buff!


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