Hawai Mare oki kaisen
|Hawai Mare oki kaisen|
Japanese movie poster
|Directed by||Kajiro Yamamoto|
Motoyoshi Oda (assistant director)
|Produced by||Nobuyoshi Morita|
|Written by||Kajiro Yamamoto|
|Music by||Seiichi Suzuki|
Hawai Mare oki kaisen was the most costly film made in Japan up to that time, costing over $380,000, when a typical film cost no more than $40,000. It used special effects and miniature models to create realistic battle scenes. These were intercut with genuine newsreel material to create the appearance of a documentary. The film was released on the first anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Joseph L. Anderson comments that Hawai Mare oki kaisen was "representative of the national-policy films", with the aim of dramatising "the Navy Spirit as culminated at Pearl Harbor." Critics at the time considered it the best film of 1942.
- Susumu Fujita
- Setsuko Hara
- Fumito Matsuo
- Kunio Mita
- Denjirō Ōkōchi
- Jiro Takano
- Daihachiro Takebayashi
- Haruo Tanaka
- Frank Tokunaga as Bunroku Tokunaga
- Hiroshi Yamagawa
- Storm Over the Pacific, Toho, 1960
- (in Japanese) http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/1942/br001160.htm accessed 19 January 2009
- IMDb AKA titles
- Anderson, Joseph L. (1982). The Japanese Film: Art and Industry. Princeton University Press. p. 131. ISBN 0-691-00792-6.
- McDonald, Jason (2007). "Hawai Mare Oki Kaisen". Retrieved 11 March 2015.
- IMDB: Cast. Accessed 19 January 2009