December 7th (1943) (Documentary)

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  • DECEMBER 7th.

    Navy Department
    U.S. War Department


    Information from IMDb

    Plot Summary
    "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.
    Written by Stephan Eichenberg

    Full Cast
    Walter Huston ... Uncle Sam 'U.S.'
    Harry Davenport ... Mr. 'C'
    Dana Andrews ... Ghost of US sailor killed at Pearl Harbor
    Paul Hurst ... World War I Ghost Soldier
    George O'Brien ... Narrator (voice)
    James Kevin McGuinness ... Narrator (voice) (as James K. McGuiness)
    Addie Allen ... Herself
    James E. Kelley ... Himself
    Mrs. James E. Kelley ... Herself
    Mrs. William J. Leight ... Herself
    William J. Leight ... Himself
    Henry L. Rosenthal ... Himself
    Mrs. Henry L. Rosenthal ... Herself
    Mrs. William H. Schick ... Herself
    William H. Schick ... Himself
    Mrs. Stephen Szabo ... Herself
    Stephen Szabo ... Himself
    Jesus A. Tafoya ... Himself
    Mrs. Jesus A. Tafoya ... Herself
    Philip Ahn ... Shinto Priest (uncredited)
    Ralph Byrd ... Reporter (uncredited)
    Hirohito ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
    Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
    Robert Lowery ... Pvt. Joseph Lockhart (uncredited)
    Benito Mussolini ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
    Irving Pichel ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
    Joseph B. Poindexter ... Himself (uncredited)
    Lionel Royce ... Mr. Hanneman (uncredited)
    William R. Schick Jr. ... Himself (uncredited)
    Karl Swenson ... Machine-Gunner (uncredited)
    H.N. Wallin ... Himself (uncredited)

    Writing Credits
    Budd Schulberg uncredited

    Original Music
    Alfred Newman

    Gregg Toland

    The Japanese planes attacking Pearl Harbor were US "Dauntless" bombers.

    Walter Huston, who plays Uncle Sam, the personification of the United States, was born in Canada.

    John Ford was brought in to re-shoot some scenes, shoot new ones and re-edit the film after the Army expressed its displeasure with the results of original director Gregg Toland.

    The War and Navy Departments, producers of the movie, are credited orally by a narrator.

    Started within days of the attack, the original film was 82 minutes long and asked some embarrassing questions, such as why there was no long-range reconnaissance and no short range air patrols. Further, the film had a lot of time devoted to the culture of the 160,000 Japanese in Hawaii and their response to the attack. For these reasons the long version of the film was censored for decades and the shorter 32-minute version released

    The film won an Academy Award at the 16th Academy Awards in 1944 for Documentary Short Subject.

    Filming Location
    20th Century Fox Studios - 10201 Pico Blvd., Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA

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    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited 7 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • December 7th (1943) is a propaganda film produced by the US Navy
    and directed by John Ford and Gregg Toland,
    about the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor,
    the event which sparked the Pacific War and American involvement in World War II.

    User Review

    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited once, last by ethanedwards ().

  • Then I guess without access to a PC, folks will not be able to view it here,
    or know where to buy it.
    I agree, I too am not one to want to have every snippet!

    Best Wishes
    London- England