G | | Action, Drama, History
In 1941, following months of economic embargo, Japan prepares to open its war against the United States with a preventive attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor.
The Japanese airplanes flown in the movie were all converted American trainers. No genuine Japanese warbirds could be found in flying condition at the time. Several American planes had to be rebuilt at a cost of about $30,000 each. They were later sold at auction for about $1,500 each, and most are still flying in private hands.
Lt. Commander Kramer:
Mrs. Kramer: Well, I was...
Lt. Commander Kramer: Please, take me to the White House.
Mrs. Kramer: Well, if you'd told me we were invited to the White House, I would have dressed. You know Mrs. Roosevelt. Although she's very informal personally, I've heard she's a stickler for protocol.
Lt. Commander Kramer: ...
As the bombers fly towards Pearl Harbor, they pass over the white cross at Scofield Barracks (Kolekole Pass) which was erected in memory of the people about to be killed in the raid.
The 20th Century Fox logo does not appear on this film.
Original video versions removed the intermission, (between the close-up of a desk calendar showing Dec. 7 and the Japanese beginning to launch planes.) The 1998 video release restores the intermission. The widescreen version prints all subtitles (Japanese translation, character titles) below the screen in the bottom black bar.