Pearl (miniseries)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Written byStirling Silliphant
Directed byHy Averback
Alexander Singer
StarringAngie Dickinson
Dennis Weaver
Robert Wagner
Lesley Ann Warren
Tiana Alexandra
Gregg Henry
Katherine Helmond
Adam Arkin
Brian Dennehy
Max Gail
Char Fontane
Audra Lindley
Richard Anderson
Marion Ross
Music byJohn Addison
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes3
Executive producer(s)Frank Konigsberg
Stirling Silliphant
Producer(s)Sam Manners
CinematographyGayne Rescher
Editor(s)Donald R. Rode
Running timeminutes
Production company(s)Warner Bros. Television
Original networkABC
Original releaseNovember 16 –
19, 1978

Pearl is a 1978 American television miniseries about events leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, based on Gerald Green's novel of the same title.[1] It starred a large cast, notably Dennis Weaver, Tiana Alexandra, Robert Wagner, Angie Dickinson, Brian Dennehy, Lesley Ann Warren, Gregg Henry, Max Gail, Richard Anderson, Marion Ross, Audra Lindley, Char Fontane, Katherine Helmond and Adam Arkin.

To keep production costs manageable, the scenes of the attack were footage originally shot for the film Tora! Tora! Tora!; the miniseries also used newly dubbed footage of So Yamamura to portray Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the Japanese commander of the attack. The miniseries aired in three installments on ABC on November 16, 17 and 19, 1978. All three parts were among the top ten most watched prime time shows of the week, with the series watched all or in part by about 80 million people.[2]



  1. ^ TV Guide Guide to TV. Running Press. 2004. p. 490. ISBN 0-7624-3007-9.
  2. ^ Brown, Les (22 November 1978). 80 Million Saw TV 'Pearl', The New York Times

External links[edit]