December 7th (1943)

"Docudrama" about the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 and its results, the recovering of the ships, the improving of defense in Hawaii and the US efforts to beat back the Japanese reinforcements. This film exists in two versions. This longer, unreleased cut (which is rarely screened) brackets this material fictional sequences. The introductory sequence shows Uncle Sam on vacation in Hawaii on December 6th. A character embodying the Voice of Responsibility warns him that ignoring Japanese immigrant Fifth Column activity will lead to disaster. The concluding sequence the ghost of a serviceman killed in the attack discussing how the US will beat the Japanese with the ghost of a Revolutionary War soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

Directing:
  • John Ford
  • Gregg Toland

Writing:
  • Budd Schulberg

Stars:
Release Date: 1943-01-01
themoviedb icon 5.7/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 75

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Paul Hurst
Paul Hurst
World War I Ghost Soldier
Harry Davenport
Harry Davenpo...
Mr. 'C'
George O'Brien
George O'Brie...
Narrator
Dana Andrews
Dana Andrews
Ghost of US sailor killed at Pearl Harbor
Walter Huston
Walter Huston
Uncle Sam 'U.S.'
Philip Ahn
Philip Ahn
Shinto Priest
Ralph Byrd
Ralph Byrd
Reporter
Hirohito
Hirohito
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
Robert Lowery
Robert Lowery
Pvt. Joseph L. Lockhart
Irving Pichel
Irving Pichel
Narrator (voice)
Lionel Royce
Lionel Royce
Mr. Hanneman
Karl Swenson
Karl Swenson
Machine-Gunner
Charles Tannen
Charles Tanne...
Mike - Landing Field Officer
George O’Brien
George O’Brie...
Narrator
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