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Tora! Tora! Tora! (23-Sep-1970)

Directors: Richard Fleischer; Toshio Masuda; Kinji Fukasaku

Writers: Larry Forrester; Hideo Oguni; Ryuzo Kikushima

Based on a book: Tora! Tora! Tora! by Gordon W. Prange; The Broken Seal by Ladislas Farago

Music: Jerry Goldsmith

Producer: Elmo Williams

Keywords: Action/Adventure, WWII

The 1941 surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, dramatized by both sides evenhandedly. Unusual among war films, the reasons for Japan's attack, entirely logical and sensible, are covered in some depth. Likewise, we see the American intelligence failure to properly communicate the impending signs to field commanders. Spectacular recreation of the attack itself. Won Oscar for Best Special Visual Effects; received 4 additional nominations including Best Cinematography.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Wesley Addy
Actor
4-Aug-1913 31-Dec-1996 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Norman Alden
Actor
13-Sep-1924 27-Jul-2012 Character actor
Leon Ames
Actor
20-Jan-1902 12-Oct-1993 Character actor, a SAG founder
Richard Anderson
Actor
8-Aug-1926   Oscar Goldman on The 6 Million Dollar Man
Keith Andes
Actor
12-Jul-1920 11-Nov-2005 Clash by Night
Edward Andrews
Actor
9-Oct-1914 8-Mar-1985 Sixteen Candles
Martin Balsam
Actor
4-Nov-1919 13-Feb-1996 A Thousand Clowns
Neville Brand
Actor
13-Aug-1920 16-Apr-1992 Birdman of Alcatraz
Joseph Cotten
Actor
15-May-1905 6-Feb-1994 Jedidiah Leland in Citizen Kane
Leora Dana
Actor
1-Apr-1923 13-Dec-1983 Some Came Running
Richard Erdman
Actor
1-Jun-1925   Leonard on Community
George Macready
Actor
29-Aug-1908 2-Jul-1973 Paths of Glory
E. G. Marshall
Actor
18-Jun-1910 24-Aug-1998 Juror #4, 12 Angry Men
Ron Masak
Actor
1-Jul-1936   Sheriff Metzger on Murder She Wrote
Jason Robards
Actor
26-Jul-1922 26-Dec-2000 All The President's Men
James Whitmore
Actor
1-Oct-1921 6-Feb-2009 Give 'em Hell, Harry!

CAST

Starring
Martin Balsam   ...   Adm. Kimmel
Soh Yamamura   ...   Adm. Yamamoto
Joseph Cotten   ...   Henry Stimson
Tatsuya Mihashi   ...   Cmdr. Genda
E. G. Marshall   ...   Lt. Col. Bratton
James Whitmore   ...   Adm. Halsey
Takahiro Tamura   ...   Lt. Cmdr. Fuchida
Eijiro Tono   ...   Adm. Nagumo
and
Jason Robards   ...   Gen. Short
Co-Starring
Wesley Addy   ...   Lt. Cmdr. Kramer
Shogo Shimada   ...   Ambassador Nomura
Frank Aletter   ...   Lt. Cmdr. Thomas
Koreya Senda   ...   Prince Konoye
Leon Ames   ...   Frank Knox
Junya Usami   ...   Adm. Yoshida
Richard Anderson   ...   Capt. John Earle
Kazuo Kitamura   ...   Foreign Minister Matsuoka
Keith Andes   ...   Gen. George C. Marshall
Susumu Fujita   ...   Rear Adm. Yamaguchi
Edward Andrews   ...   Adm. Stark
Bontaro Miyake   ...   Adm. Oikawa
Neville Brand   ...   Lt. Kaminsky
Ichiro Reuzaki   ...   Rear Adm. Kusaka
Leora Dana   ...   Mrs. Kramer
Asao Uchida   ...   Gen. Tojo
George Macready   ...   Cordell Hull
Hiroshi Akutagawa   ...   [Role Undetermined]
and
Norman Alden   ...   Maj. Truman Landon
Kazuko Ichikawa   ...   Geisha in Kagoshima
Walter Brooke   ...   Capt. Theodore Wilkinson
Hank Jones   ...   Davey
Rick Cooper   ...   Lt. George Welch
Karl Lukas   ...   Capt. Train
June Dayton   ...   Miss Ray Cave
Ron Masak   ...   Lt. Ruff
Eitaro Matsuyama   ...   [Role Undetermined]
Kiyoshi Atsumi   ...   [Role Undetermined]
Jeff Donnell   ...   Cornelia
Shunichi Nakamura   ...   Kameto Kuroshima
Richard Erdman   ...   Col. Edward F. French
Kan Nihonyanagi   ...   [Role Undetermined]
Jerry Fogel   ...   Lt. Cmdr. William Outerbridge
Carl Reindel   ...   Lt. Kenneth Taylor
Elven Havard   ...   Doris Miller
Edmon Ryan   ...   Rear Adm. Bellinger
Tosio Hosokawa   ...   Lt. Cmdr. Shigeharu Murata
Hisao Toake   ...   Saburo Kurusu

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