A very deep cast includes veteran actors Martin Balsam, E.G. Marshall, Soh Yamamura, Eijiro Tono, Jason Robards, James Whitmore and Tatsuya Mihashi. They performed well, but are slightly overshadowed by the technically amazing production values. With an excellent script written, in English, by Larry Forester and, in Japanese, by Hideo Oguni and Ryuzo Kikushima this is the film to see about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the best film about World War Two.
Filmed in 1970, Directed by Richard Fleischer, Toshio Masuda and Kinji Fukasuka, starring Martin Balsam, Soh Yamamura, Joseph Cotton, Tatsuya Mihashi, E.G. Marshall, Takahiro Tamura, James Whitmore, Eijiro Tono and James Whitmore.
An interesting film note. During the attack sequence, a plane blows-up while moving along the ground. The propeller flies off and "rolls" toward some people. Those stunt people appear to run for their lives. This is not acting, but the result of a malfunction of the stunt plane. It was exploded much sooner than planned and the explosion caused pieces to fly towards the stunt actors. It views as extremely realistic because it is!