Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)

Based on a true WWII story, this film follows the first American attack on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The movie boasts an all-star cast, led by Spencer Tracy, who plays General Doolittle, the leader of the American air-raid.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1944
DVD Release Date: June 5, 2007
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Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

After an overly mushy first half, the movie redeems itself with a second act that is decidedly dark and dreary and an extended air combat sequence that's still amazing nearly 70 years later.

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Emanuel Levy

Mervyn LeRoy's fact-based WWII action-drama was extremely popular due to subject matter, star power (Spencer Tracy), Oscar-winning effects, and intelligent script by Dalton Trumbo, later blacklisted and one of the Hollywood Ten.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's winsome because of its sincerity, painting a sympathetic portrait of the men who carried out this dangerous mission.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

wonderful WWII propaganda drama with sincere performances by the cast. Special effects bombing sequence of Tokyo isn't bad either.

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Some of the footage of the scenery flying by on the way to this historic bombing run is way ahead of its time. Robert Mitchum on the rise. Van Johnson… More
Cameron Johnson
I suppose the brother of the "Lord of War" will show up when the pilots of this war film get closer to be 30 seconds to mar. ...Die-hard Jared Leto… More