Total Pageviews

Search This Blog

Sunday, October 13, 2013


Excellent war film about Japanese soldiers fighting for the US in WW2.

Van Johnson stars in this film dedicated and about the 442nd Regimental Combat Team which was made us of Japanese men who fought on the side of the USA. Johnson's character is Lt. Michael Grayson, a man whose prejudice disappears when he discovers that his men are actually better soldiers than he is.

You get to know the characters very well in this film and it is no preachy like so many of these kinds of films can be. Some actual members of the 442nd appear in the film and the rest of the cast is rounded out by Lane Nakano, George Miki, Akira Fukunaga and Warner Anderson.

Lots of action as the men move from Italy to France and finally defeat part of the German Army. I liked this film a lot and Shout put this on it's Movies 4 You" Timeless Military Films collection at the last minute. The print is in good shape and looks ok and is very watchable, but I am sure some young people will bemoan the fact it isn't digitally remastered.

The other movies on the set include "Hell Raiders", "Lost Battalion" and "Tank Battalion".

No comments:

Post a Comment