The Battle Of Midway (1942) (Documentary)

There are 6 replies in this Thread which has previously been viewed 15,414 times. The latest Post () was by alamo221.

Participate now!

Don’t have an account yet? Register yourself now and be a part of our community!

  • THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY


    DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY JOHN FORD (as Lt. Cmdr. John Ford U.S.N.R.)
    PRODUCED BY THE UNITED SATES NAVY
    20th. CENTURY FOX


    .


    The Japanese attack on Midway in June 1942, filmed as it happened.

    Information from IMDb


    Storyline
    On June 4-6, 1942, a large Japanese force attempted to capture Midway
    Island in the North Pacific, but was defeated by U.S. forces
    with a loss ratio of 4:1 in favor of the Americans.
    On hand was a crew of naval photographers directed by
    John Ford; their documentary footage was edited together
    with narration by Hollywood actors.
    The film covers the attack on Midway, some limited aerial footage,
    the search for survivors, and aftermath of the battle.
    Written by Rod Crawford


    Full Cast
    Henry Fonda ... Narrator (voice)
    Jane Darwell ... Narrator (voice)
    Logan Ramsey ... Himself
    James Roosevelt ... Himself - US Army Major (as Major Roosevelt)
    Donald Crisp ... Main Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
    Irving Pichel ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)


    Writing Credits
    John Ford (writer) &
    Dudley Nichols (writer) &
    James Kevin McGuinness (writer) (as James K. McGuinness)


    Produced
    John Ford .... producer (uncredited)


    Original Music
    Alfred Newman (music)


    Cinematography
    John Ford (photographer) (as Lt. Cmdr. John Ford U.S.N.R.)
    Jack MacKenzie (uncredited)
    Kenneth M. Pier (uncredited)


    Trivia
    Director John Ford was wounded by enemy fire while filming the battle.


    Filming Location
    Midway Islands


    Watch the Full Movie:-



    The Battle Of Midway

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

    Edited 11 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • The Japanese attack on Midway in June 1942, filmed as it happened.


    Quote

    This is the real thing here-not a re-enactment
    11 October 2001 | by Robert Reynolds


    This incredible compilation of footage won an Academy Award. It was shot by a crew of war cameramen that included John Ford, who I understand actually took some of the footage himself! While watching this, remember that you generally can effectively aim either a camera or a weapon at any one time, but not both and, as a cameraman has his eye to the lense while shooting, that means that he's exposed to all of the nasty stuff flying all around him with little or no cover! That's called "grace under pressure". They got an Oscar and deserved a medal! Highly recommended.

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

  • There are a number of staged scenes as I remember, and some miniature work that stands out from the actual footage, but still impressive overall.