Eagle of the Pacific
|Eagle of the Pacific|
Original Japanese movie poster
|Directed by||Ishirō Honda|
|Produced by||Tomoyuki Tanaka
|Written by||Shinobu Hashimoto|
|Music by||Yūji Koseki|
|October 21, 1953 (Japan)|
Eagle of the Pacific (太平洋の鷲? Taiheiyo no washi) a.k.a. Operation Kamikaze is a 1953 black-and-white Japanese film directed by Ishirō Honda. The film dramatizes the start of Japan's military action in World War II, with an emphasis on the role of Isoroku Yamamoto.
- Denjirō Ōkōchi - Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
- Hiroshi Nihonyanagi - Commander Furukawa
- Eijirô Yanagi - Admiral Mitsumasa Yonai
- Minoru Takada - Prince Fumimaro Konoe
- Ichiro Sugai - Admiral Koshirō Oikawa
- Toshiro Mifune - First Lieutenant Tomonaga
Eagle in the Pacific grossed 163 million yen, the third highest total for a Japanese film in 1953.
The film was released on DVD in Japan in 2005.
- Brothers, Peter (2009). Mushroom Clouds and Mushroom Men: The Fantastic Cinema of Ishiro Honda. AuthorHouse. p. 42. ISBN 978-1-4490-2771-1.
- Ragone, August (2007). Eiji Tsuburaya: master of monsters : defending the earth with Ultraman, Godzilla, and friends in the golden age of Japanese science fiction film. Chronicle Books. p. 31. ISBN 978-0-8118-6078-9.
- Igarashi, Yoshikuni (2000). Bodies of memory: narratives of war in postwar Japanese culture, 1945-1970. Princeton University Press. p. 233. ISBN 978-0-691-04912-0.
- "Taiheiyō no washi (DVD video, 2005) [WorldCat.org]". WorldCat.org. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
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