Overview

Based on the story about Guy Gabaldon, a Los Angeles Hispanic boy raised in the 1930s by a Japanese-American foster family. After Pearl Harbor, his foster family is interned at the Manzanar camp for Japanese Americans, while he enlists in the Marines, where his ability to speak Japanese becomes a vital asset. During the Battle of Saipan, he convinces 800 Japanese to surrender after their general commits suicide.

  1. Phil Karlson

    Director

  2. Walter Roeber Schmidt

    Screenplay

  3. Ted Sherdeman

    Screenplay

  4. Gil Doud

    Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. Jeffrey Hunter

    Jeffrey Hunter

    Guy Gabaldon

  2. David Janssen

    David Janssen

    Sgt, Bill Hazen

  3. Sessue Hayakawa

    Sessue Hayakawa

    General Matsui

  4. Vic Damone

    Vic Damone

    Cpl. Pete Lewis

  5. George Takei

    George Takei

    George Une

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Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • August 1, 1960
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 11m

Budget $800,000.00

Revenue -

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