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Appointment in Tokyo (1945)

Approved | | Documentary, War | 7 December 1945 (USA)
Military documentary about the four years of Pacific war detailing the history of the defeat of Japan.

Director:

Jack Hively
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Credited cast:
Douglas MacArthur ... Self (archive footage)
Chester W. Nimitz ... Self (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Craig ... Narrator
Robert Eichelberger ... Self
George C. Kenney ... Self
A.E. Percival ... Self
Jonathan M. Wainwright ... Self (archive footage) (as Gen. Jonathan M. Wainwright)
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Produced by the Army Pictorial Service, Signal Corps, with the cooperation of the Army Air Forces and the United States Navy, and released by Warner Bros. for the War Activities Committee, Motion Picture Industry, "Appointment in Tokyo" is the film story of four years of Pacific war detailing the history of the defeat of Japan. The path traces across the Pacific from Corregidor in 1942, General Wainwright's surrender, the Death March, Australia in peril, the turning points of Naval victory in the Coral Sea, land victory at Guadalcanal, and air victory over a giant Japanese convoy in the Bismarck Sea. Vast armies are marshaled in the Philippines as the Marines take Iwo Jima, and combined Army, Navy and Marine forces take Okinawa. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Produced by ARMY PICTORIAL SERVICE SIGNAL CORPS with the cooperation of THE ARMY AIR FORCES and THE UNITED STATES NAVY - Distributed by WARNER BROS. (original 1945 posters) See more »

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The film's opening statement declares: "All enemy film taken from captured official Japanese newsreels." See more »

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lots of war action
18 September 2019 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

The US military produced a war documentary of the advance towards Tokyo. It's only a few months after the official surrender on USS Missouri on September 2, 1945. It's got plenty of war action from the military and some captured footage from the Japanese. They are unbelievable and some familiar explosive action to any who has seen a lot of WWII docs. There are some compelling war footage of the fighting in Manila. Quite frankly, I thought the bloody asian man crawling on the ground towards the camera is something from Vietnam. The narration has the tone of heroic patriotic determination. In today's 24 hour news cycle, this is a relic of a bygone era. I don't know how people saw it back in the day but I'm sure this is some of the freshest footage in middle America theaters.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Appointment at Corregidor See more »

Filming Locations:

Leyte, Philippines See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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