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Know Your Enemy - Japan (1945)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History, War | 9 August 1945 (USA)
A comprehensive look at the war in the Pacific during World War II. Shot as a propaganda film by acclaimed Hollywood director Frank Capra

Directors:

Frank Capra (uncredited), Joris Ivens (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
John Beal ... Narrator (uncredited)
Howard Duff ... Narrator (uncredited)
Walter Huston ... Narrator (uncredited)
Knox Manning ... Narrator (uncredited)
John J. McCloy John J. McCloy ... Himself - Assistant Secretary of War (uncredited)
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A comprehensive look at the war in the Pacific during World War II. Shot as a propaganda film by acclaimed Hollywood director Frank Capra

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Conosci il tuo nemico - Giappone See more »

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U.S. War Department See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Very few people saw this movie at the time. Because the war was almost over, the United States government decided that the depiction of the Japanese was too negative. It was not released to the general public. See more »

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Featured in Red White Black & Blue (2006) See more »

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Absolutely Fantastic!
9 August 2017 | by cheeftanzSee all my reviews

This film was made for troops entering battle in the searing heat of the second "world war" in just one generation. That war was started by Japan against a neutral United States. This was during the increasingly brutal butchery by the Japanese Imperial army against almost all its Asian neighbors, also neutral.

Inconsistent, blotchy and incomplete, this film is a true gem. Many historical facts are present, contemporary views of the Japanese society clearly stated, and it brings us to where the US and Japanese goals collide.

It clearly also is an ideal primer for modern day China vs the USA, the parallels are everywhere. And the ending may be even worse. If one does not know history, rinse and repeat! But very much worth watching if we are careful to remember from what time and mental space it originated.


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