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Duration:
USA:82 min (restored version) | USA:20 min (war workers' version) | USA:20 min (Academy Award version) | USA:34 min (original theatrical version)
Genres:
Action | History | War
IMDB rate:
6.3
Director:
John Ford
Awards:
Won Oscar.
Details
Country: USA
Filming Locations: 20th Century Fox Studios - 10201 Pico Blvd., Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
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
Single Voice of the Dead Servicemen (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)
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Trivia
Walter Huston, who plays Uncle Sam, the personification of the United States, was born in Canada.
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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.
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The 34-minute theatrical release version of this film is a bonus feature on Fox's 2007 DVD for Becoming John Ford (2007).
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Goofs
Showing the events of the Sunday morning attack, the priest at Mass (at Kaneohe, I believe) announces incorrectly that it is the 3rd Sunday of Advent. Actually it was the 2nd Sunday of Advent.
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Quotes
Mr. 'C': If that's Americanism, it's very hyphenated.
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