Best War Movies of 1945

1.

To Have and Have Not

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

A Martinique charter boat skipper gets mixed up with the underground French resistance operatives during WWII.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan, Lauren Bacall, Dolores Moran, Hoagy Carmichael, Sheldon Leonard, Marcel Dalio, Walter Sande, Dan Seymour, Eugene Borden ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1945-01-20
2.

Anchors Aweigh

4.3
7.0/10 IMDB

Two sailors, Joe and Clarence have four days shore leave in spend their shore leave trying to get a girl for Clarence. Clarence has his eye on a girl with musical aspirations, and before Joe can stop him, promises to get her an audition with José Iturbi. But the trouble really starts when Joe realizes he's falling for his buddy's girl.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, José Iturbi, Dean Stockwell, Pamela Britton, Rags Ragland, Billy Gilbert, Henry O'Neill, Carlos Ramírez ..
Directed by: George Sidney
Release date: 1945-08-13
3.

Objective, Burma!

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

A group of men parachute into Japanese-occupied Burma with a dangerous and important mission: to locate and blow up a radar station. They accomplish this well enough, but when they try to rendezvous at an old air-strip to be taken back to their base, they find Japanese waiting for them, and they must make a long, difficult walk back through enemy-occupied jungle.

Starring: Errol Flynn, James Brown, William Prince, George Tobias, Henry Hull, Warner Anderson, John Alvin, Mark Stevens, Richard Erdman, Erville Alderson ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1945-02-17
4.

Pride of the Marines

3.6
7.3/10 IMDB

Marine hero Al Schmid is blinded in battle and returns home to be rehabilitated. He readjusts to his civilian life with the help of his soon to be wife.

Starring: John Garfield, Eleanor Parker, Dane Clark, John Ridgely, Rosemary DeCamp, Ann Doran, Ann E. Todd, Warren Douglas, Don McGuire, Tom D'Andrea ..
Directed by: Delmer Daves
Release date: 1945-08-24
Best War Movies of 1945 : Ernie Pyle's Story of G.I. Joe
5.

Ernie Pyle's Story of G.I. Joe

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

War correspondent Ernie Pyle joins Company C, 18th Infantry as this American army unit fights its way across North Africa in World War II. He comes to know the soldiers and finds much human interest material for his readers back in the States.

Starring: Burgess Meredith, Robert Mitchum, Freddie Steele, Wally Cassell, Jimmy Lloyd, John R. Reilly, Dorothy Coonan Wellman, William Murphy, William Benedict, Bob Hope ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1945-07-13
6.

They Were Expendable

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

Shortly after Pearl Harbor, a squadron of PT-boat crews in the Philippines must battle the Navy brass between skirmishes with the Japanese. The title says it all about the Navy's attitude towards the PT-boats and their crews.

Starring: Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed, Jack Holt, Ward Bond, Marshall Thompson, Paul Langton, Leon Ames, Arthur Walsh, Donald Curtis ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1945-12-07
Best War Movies of 1945 : The Way to the Stars
7.

The Way to the Stars

3.4
7.3/10 IMDB

Life on a British bomber base, and the surrounding towns, from the opening days of the Battle of Britain, to the arrival of the Americans, who join in the bomber offensive. The film centres around Pilot Officer Peter Penrose, fresh out of a training unit, who joins the squadron, and quickly discovers about life during war time. He falls for Iris, a young girl who lives at the local hotel, but he becomes disillusioned about marriage, when the squadron commander dies in a raid, and leaves his wife, the hotel manageress, with a young son to bring up. As the war progresses, Penross comes to terms that he has survived, while others have been killed.

Starring: Michael Redgrave, John Mills, Rosamund Greenwood, Douglass Montgomery, Renée Asherson, Stanley Holloway, Basil Radford, Felix Aylmer, Bonar Colleano, Joyce Carey ..
Directed by: Anthony Asquith
Release date: 1945-06-16
Best War Movies of 1945 : San Pietro
8.

San Pietro

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

This documentary movie is about the battle of San Pietro, a small village in Italy. Over 1,100 US soldiers were killed while trying to take this location, that blocked the way for the Allied forces from the Germans.

Starring: Mark W. Clark, John Huston ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1945-05-03
9.

Back to Bataan

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

An Army colonel leads a guerrilla campaign against the Japanese in the Philippines.

Starring: John Wayne, Beulah Bondi, Anthony Quinn, Fely Franquelli, Richard Loo, Philip Ahn, Alex Havier, 'Ducky' Louie, Lawrence Tierney, Leonard Strong ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1945-05-30
Best War Movies of 1945 : A Walk in the Sun
10.

A Walk in the Sun

3.4
6.9/10 IMDB

In the 1943 invasion of Italy, one American platoon lands, digs in, then makes its way inland to attempt to take a fortified farmhouse, as tension and casualties mount. Unusually realistic picture of war as long quiet stretches of talk, punctuated by sharp, random bursts of violent action whose relevance to the big picture is often unknown to the soldiers.

Starring: Dana Andrews, Lloyd Bridges, Richard Conte, Richard Benedict, George Tyne, John Ireland, Sterling Holloway, Norman Lloyd, Herbert Rudley, Huntz Hall ..
Directed by: Lewis Milestone
Release date: 1945-12-25
11.

Blood on the Sun

3.1
6.0/10 IMDB

Nick Condon, an American journalist in 1945 Tokyo, publishes the Japanese master plan for world domination. Reaction from the understandably upset Japanese provides the action, but this is overshadowed by the propaganda of the time.

Starring: James Cagney, Sylvia Sidney, Porter Hall, John Emery, Robert Armstrong, Wallace Ford, Rosemary DeCamp, John Halloran, Leonard Strong, James Bell ..
Directed by: Frank Lloyd
Release date: 1945-04-26
12.

God Is My Co-Pilot

3.0
6.5/10 IMDB

Robert L. Scott has dreamed his whole life of being a fighter pilot, but when war comes he finds himself flying transport planes over The Hump into China. In China, he persuades General Chennault to let him fly with the famed Flying Tigers, the heroic band of airmen who'd been fighting the Japanese long before Pearl Harbor. Scott gets his chance to fight, ultimately engaging in combat with the deadly Japanese pilot known as Tokyo Joe.

Starring: Dane Clark, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale, Andrea King, John Ridgely, Dennis Morgan, Stanley Ridges, Craig Stevens, Warren Douglas, Mark Stevens ..
Directed by: Robert Florey
Release date: 1945-04-07
Best War Movies of 1945 : Death Mills
13.

Death Mills

3.0
7.6/10 IMDB

Originally made with a German soundtrack for screening in occupied Germany and Austria, this film was the first documentary to show what the Allies found when they liberated the Nazi extermination camps: the survivors, the conditions, and the evidence of mass murder. The film includes accounts of the economic aspects of the camps' operation, the interrogation of captured camp personnel, and the enforced visits of the inhabitants of neighboring towns, who, along with the rest of their compatriots, are blamed for complicity in the Nazi crimes - one of the few such condemnations in the Allied war records.

Starring: Anton Reimer ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder, Hans Burger
Release date: 1945-07-10
Best War Movies of 1945 : Why We Fight: War Comes to America
14.

Why We Fight: War Comes to America

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

The seventh and final film of Frank Capra's Why We Fight World War II propaganda film series. This entry attempts to describe the factors leading up to America's entry into the Second World War.

Starring: Walter Huston, Lloyd Nolan ..
Directed by: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak
Release date: 1945-06-14
Best War Movies of 1945 : To the Shores of Iwo Jima
15.

To the Shores of Iwo Jima

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

Documentary short film depicting the American assault on the Japanese-held island of Iwo Jima and the massive battle that raged on that key island in the Allied advance on Japan. Four cameramen died bringing this footage to the public

Starring: Franklin D. Roosevelt ..
Release date: 1945-06-07
16.

Hotel Berlin

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

An assortment of diverse characters gather at the Hotel Berlin in World War II Germany.

Starring: Faye Emerson, Helmut Dantine, Raymond Massey, Andrea King, Peter Lorre, Alan Hale, George Coulouris, Henry Daniell, Peter Whitney, Steven Geray ..
Directed by: Peter Godfrey
Release date: 1945-03-02
Best War Movies of 1945 : Here Is Germany
17.

Here Is Germany

2.9
6.3/10 IMDB

A "know-your-enemy" propaganda film similar to "Know Your Enemy: Japan" and "My Japan", films about Japan with the same objective. It contains a history of the prelude to WW II, the death camps and other Nazi war crimes, and commentary on the character of the German people. Directed by Frank Capra, this film is in essentially the same format as his "Why We Fight" series. It was intended to be shown to American troops participating in the invasion and occupation of Germany. But by the time it was ready, events had overtaken it -- Germany was already well on its way to falling -- so the film was shelved. Although it is readily available for public-domain viewing on the Internet, it has never been widely distributed or shown.

Starring: Anthony Veiller ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1945-12-31
Best War Movies of 1945 : Waterloo Road
18.

Waterloo Road

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

During WW2 a former railway employee who had been drafted, goes AWOL to hunt down the spiv and draft dodger who is having an affair with his wife.

Starring: John Mills, Stewart Granger, Alastair Sim, Joy Shelton, Alison Leggatt, Jean Kent, Beatrice Varley, George Carney, Leslie Bradley, Ben Williams ..
Directed by: Sidney Gilliat
Release date: 1945-02-05
Best War Movies of 1945 : Counter-Attack
19.

Counter-Attack

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Two Russians fight to escape the seven Nazi soldiers trapped with them in a bombed building.

Starring: Paul Muni, Marguerite Chapman, Larry Parks, Harro Meller, Roman Bohnen, George Macready, Eric Rolf, Ludwig Donath, Rudolph Anders, Philip Van Zandt ..
Directed by: Zoltan Korda
Release date: 1945-04-26
Best War Movies of 1945 : This Man's Navy
20.

This Man's Navy

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

During World War II, Chief Aviation Pilot Ned Trumpet is in charge of an airship at Lakehurst, New Jersey naval base. Trumpet orders an unauthorized and premature attack on a German submarine but the bomb misses and the submarine fires back, hitting the airship. Trumpet takes over the controls and sinks the submarine, The pilot faces a court-martial for disobeying orders but the older man takes the blame for his actions. Weaver transfers to the Ferry Command, and while on assignment in Burma, his aircraft crashes in Japanese territory. Trumpet rushes to the scene with a rescue team. Both are successfully brought out and are decorated for their heroism. Afterward, Weaver indicates that he will be returning to the lighter-than-air service in Lakehurst, to reunite with his "father".

Starring: Wallace Beery, Tom Drake, James Gleason, Noah Beery, Jan Clayton, Selena Royle, Henry O'Neill, Steve Brodie, George Chandler, Donald Curtis ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1945-01-04
Best War Movies of 1945 : A Bell for Adano
21.

A Bell for Adano

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Director Henry King's WWII drama about American soldiers occupying a tiny Italian village stars John Hodiak, Gene Tierney, William Bendix, Richard Conte, Glenn Langan, Harry Morgan and Eduardo Ciannelli.

Starring: Gene Tierney, John Hodiak, William Bendix, Glenn Langan, Richard Conte, Stanley Prager, Harry Morgan, Monty Banks, Reed Hadley, Roy Roberts ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1945-06-21
Best War Movies of 1945 : Journey Together
22.

Journey Together

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Two Englishmen (Richard Attenborough, Jack Watling) train with the Royal Air Force, ending with a bombing raid on Berlin.

Starring: Richard Attenborough, Jack Watling, David Tomlinson, Stuart Latham, Edward G. Robinson, Hugh Wakefield, Bromley Challenor, Z. Peremowski, Ronald Squire, Derek N. Twist ..
Directed by: John Boulting
Release date: 1945-10-01
23.

6 Little Jungle Boys

2.7
6.8/10 IMDB

In commissioning Halas & Batchelor, the War Office recognised the potential of cartoons as an unobtrusive and entertaining medium by which official messages could be conveyed - in this case some rather unsavoury warnings pertaining to foot rot, dysentery and VD. Aimed at soldiers serving in the Far East, the antics of six sprightly soldiers stationed in the jungle illustrate with humour and clarity the potential pitfalls of poor personal hygiene.

Directed by: Joy Batchelor, John Halas
Release date: 1945-11-15
Best War Movies of 1945 : Johnny Frenchman
24.

Johnny Frenchman

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

The fisherman from a Cornish village have a friendly rivalry with the fishermen (and one formidable woman) from a French port. Then war comes and they must all rethink their petty differences.

Starring: Françoise Rosay, Tom Walls, Patricia Roc, Ralph Michael, Paul Dupuis, Frederick Piper, Arthur Hambling, Richard George, Bill Blewitt, James Harcourt ..
Directed by: Charles Frend
Release date: 1945-10-29
Best War Movies of 1945 : Strange Holiday
25.

Strange Holiday

2.7
5.5/10 IMDB

An American businessman returns from a hunting trip to find fascists have overrun the country in this propaganda film.

Starring: Claude Rains, Bob Stebbins, Barbara Bates, Paul Hilton, Gloria Holden, Milton Kibbee, Walter White Jr., Wally Maher, Tommy Cook, Griff Barnett ..
Directed by: Arch Oboler
Release date: 1945-01-01
26.

Identity Unknown

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

A soldier survives a bombing in which his three fellow soldiers were killed. When he recovers he discovers he has amnesia, and since his companions' bodies were burned beyond recognition, the army doesn't know which one of the four he is. He goes AWOL and searches out the families of the three dead soldiers, hoping to find out his own identity.

Starring: Richard Arlen, Cheryl Walker, Roger Pryor, Bobby Driscoll, Lola Lane, Ian Keith, John Forrest, Sarah Padden, Forrest Taylor, Frank Marlowe ..
Directed by: Walter Colmes
Release date: 1945-04-02
Best War Movies of 1945 : Keep Your Powder Dry
27.

Keep Your Powder Dry

2.6
6.5/10 IMDB

A debutante (Lana Turner), a serviceman's bride (Susan Peters) and a girl (Laraine Day) from a military family join the Women's Army Corps.

Starring: Lana Turner, Laraine Day, Susan Peters, Agnes Moorehead, Bill Johnson, Natalie Schafer, Lee Patrick, Jess Barker, June Lockhart, Marta Linden ..
Directed by: Edward Buzzell
Release date: 1945-04-01
Best War Movies of 1945 : Know Your Enemy: Japan
28.

Know Your Enemy: Japan

2.5
5.9/10 IMDB

Frank Capra-directed propaganda film produced during World War II depicting the United States' new enemy: Japan.

Starring: John Beal, Howard Duff, Walter Huston, Knox Manning ..
Directed by: Frank Capra, Joris Ivens
Release date: 1945-08-09
Best War Movies of 1945 : Paris Underground
29.

Paris Underground

2.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Constance Bennett both produced and starred in the espionager Paris Underground. Bennett and Gracie Fields play, respectively, an American and an English citizen trapped in Paris when the Nazis invade. The women team up to help Allied aviators escape from the occupied city into Free French territory. The screenplay was based on the true wartime activities of Etta Shiber, who engineered the escape of nearly 300 Allied pilots. British fans of comedienne Gracie Fields were put off by the scenes in which she is tortured by the Gestapo, while Constance Bennett's following had been rapidly dwindling since the 1930s; as a result, the heartfelt but tiresome Paris Underground failed to make a dent at the box-office. It would be Constance Bennett's last starring film--and Gracie Fields' last film, period.

Starring: Constance Bennett, Gracie Fields, George Rigaud, Kurt Kreuger, Eily Malyon, Vladimir Sokoloff, Gregory Gaye, Leslie Vincent, Charles Andre, Richard Ryen ..
Directed by: Gregory Ratoff
Release date: 1945-10-18
30.

China Sky

2.5
6.0/10 IMDB

In a hill city of war-torn China, the American mission hospital is run by Dr. Gray Thompson and Dr. Sara Durand, who secretly loves him. Then Gray comes back from the USA with new equipment ...and new wife Louise, who is jealous of Sara, shows herself a coward in the first Japanese air raid, and wants to take Gray back to the States. Others have similar troubles; and Japanese prisoner Colonel Yasuda manipulates them for his own ends.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Ruth Warrick, Ellen Drew, Anthony Quinn, Carol Thurston, Richard Loo, 'Ducky' Louie, Philip Ahn, Benson Fong, H.T. Tsiang ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1945-05-16
31.

The Atom Strikes!

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

The U.S. Army Signal Corps Pictorial Division made this short documentary shortly after the end of WWII to look at the after-effects of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There is no credited crew or cast.

Directed by: U.S. Army Signal Corps Pictoral Division
Release date: 1945-12-31
Best War Movies of 1945 : The Channel Islands 1940-1945
32.

The Channel Islands 1940-1945

2.4
7.0/10 IMDB

The occupation of the Channel Islands.

Directed by: Gerard Bryant
Release date: 1945-06-01
Best War Movies of 1945 : That Justice Be Done
33.

That Justice Be Done

2.4
6.9/10 IMDB

Newsreel footage from both sides of World War II make a case for convicting Nazi war criminals.

Starring: Irving Pichel ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1945-10-18
Best War Movies of 1945 : Salome, Where She Danced
34.

Salome, Where She Danced

2.3
5.4/10 IMDB

During the Austrian-Prussian war, Anna Marie is a dancer who is forced to flee her country after she is accused of being a spy. She ends up in a lawless western town in Arizona, where she uses her charms and dancing skills to transform herself into "Salome" during her dance routines.

Starring: Yvonne De Carlo, Rod Cameron, David Bruce, Walter Slezak, Albert Dekker, Marjorie Rambeau, J. Edward Bromberg, Abner Biberman, John Litel, Kurt Katch ..
Directed by: Charles Lamont
Release date: 1945-04-17
35.

The Fight for the Sky

2.3
5.5/10 IMDB

Documentary detailing the activities of American fighter escort pilots during bombing raids over Germany.

Starring: Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Doolittle ..
Release date: 1945-06-21
Best War Movies of 1945 : What Next, Corporal Hargrove?
36.

What Next, Corporal Hargrove?

1.7
5.7/10 IMDB

An Army corporal and his con-man sidekick take a shortcut to heroism in World War II France.

Starring: Keenan Wynn, Robert Walker, Jean Porter, Chill Wills, Hugo Haas, William Phillips, Fred Essler, Cameron Mitchell, Maurice Marks, Maurice Marks ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1945-11-21
37.

Wings for This Man

1.7
7.4/10 IMDB

A tribute to the pioneering achievements of the Negro combat pilots trained at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama.

Starring: Ronald Reagan ..
Release date: 1945-12-13
Best War Movies of 1945 : China's Little Devils
38.

China's Little Devils

1.7
7.4/10 IMDB

In this propaganda film, a courageous group of Chinese children risk their lives to assist downed American pilots escape the ruthless Japanese oppressors.

Starring: Harry Carey, Paul Kelly, 'Ducky' Louie, Gloria Ann Chew, Hayward Soo Hoo, Jimmie Dodd, Ralph Lewis, Philip Ahn, Richard Loo, Wing Foo ..
Directed by: Monta Bell
Release date: 1945-05-27
39.

Time to Kill

1.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A group of sailors kid their shipmate Frank about his constant reading, when they would all rather play cards. But each of them has a dream for the future that they consider impossible. Harry wants a better world for his two kids, Shorty and Eddie want to start a trucking company, Joe wants to learn about engines, and another of the gang just wants to know how to write well. When Frank reveals that he's been studying to get his high school diploma and to have a career in the Navy, the others realize that the educational benefits offered by the Armed Forces Institute can help them achieve their dreams.

Starring: George Reeves, Barry Nelson, Don Hanmer, Jimmy Lydon, Don Taylor, DeForest Kelley, Betty White ..
Release date: 1945-12-13
40.

Beachhead to Berlin

1.6
6.5/10 IMDB

From the Department of the Navy.This historical recording from the National Archives may contain variations in audio and video quality based on the limitations of the original source material.

Starring: Truman Bradley ..
Release date: 1945-01-06
Best War Movies of 1945 : Appointment in Tokyo
41.

Appointment in Tokyo

1.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Produced by the Army Pictorial Service, Signal Corps, with the cooperation of the Army Air Forces and the United States Navy, and released by Warner Bros. for the War Activities Committee shortly after the surrender of Japan. Follow General Douglas MacArthur and his men from their exile from the Philippines in early 1942, through the signing of the instrument of surrender on the USS Missouri on September 1, 1945

Starring: Douglas MacArthur, Chester W. Nimitz, James Craig ..
Directed by: Jack Hively
Release date: 1945-12-07
42.

Combat Fatigue Irritability

1.5
6.6/10 IMDB

A WWII military training film in which a Navy officer is being treated for combat fatigue after his ship was torpedoed and sunk. The narrative explores the way his combat fatigue has affected him and proper treatment to help him recover.

Starring: Gene Kelly, Lauren Gilbert, Jocelyn Brando, Harlan Warde ..
Directed by: Gene Kelly
Release date: 1945-01-01
Best War Movies of 1945 : The Fleet That Came to Stay
43.

The Fleet That Came to Stay

1.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Well before he made the Westerns for which he would primarily be remembered, director Budd Boetticher put together this documentary of World War II's Battle of Okinawa from footage shot by Navy cameramen in the thick of the fighting.

Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1945-07-26
Best War Movies of 1945 : The Master Key
44.

The Master Key

1.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Before the outbreak of WWII, Nazi sympathizers plot to undermine America.

Starring: Milburn Stone, Jan Wiley, Dennis Moore, Addison Richards, Byron Foulger, Maris Wrixon, Sarah Padden, George Lynn, Russell Hicks, Roland Varno ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor, Lewis D. Collins
Release date: 1945-04-24
Best War Movies of 1945 : Land and Live in the Desert
45.

Land and Live in the Desert

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Documentary short film depicting the correct methods of surviving the crash landing of a military aircraft in the desert. Methods of conserving water, providing shelter, and signaling for help are depicted.

Starring: John Beal, Wally Cassell, Robert Foulk, Van Heflin, William T. Orr, Craig Stevens ..
Release date: 1945-12-11
Best War Movies of 1945 : Too Young to Know
46.

Too Young to Know

1.4
6.1/10 IMDB

A returning GI searches for the wife who left him and gave away their son.

Starring: Joan Leslie, Robert Hutton, Dolores Moran, Harry Davenport, Rosemary DeCamp, Barbara Brown, Robert Lowell, Arthur Shields, Craig Stevens, Don McGuire ..
Directed by: Frederick de Cordova
Release date: 1945-12-01
Best War Movies of 1945 : Escape in the Desert
47.

Escape in the Desert

1.4
5.9/10 IMDB

Escaped Nazi POWs hold the denizens of a California resort hostage.

Starring: Jean Sullivan, Philip Dorn, Irene Manning, Helmut Dantine, Alan Hale, Samuel S. Hinds, Bill Kennedy, Kurt Kreuger, Rudolph Anders, Hans Schumm ..
Directed by: Edward A. Blatt
Release date: 1945-07-12
Best War Movies of 1945 : Prison Ship
48.

Prison Ship

1.4
5.8/10 IMDB

Panic arises among the Allied prisoners on a Japanese ship when they learn that the ship is decoy for American submarines and is not blacked out at night. The prisoners unite and attack the Japanese sailors and officers just an American submarine surfaces and, not knowing the prisoners are aboard, prepares to torpedo the ship

Starring: Nina Foch, Robert Lowery, Richard Loo, Ludwig Donath, Mark Roberts, Barry Bernard, Erik Rolf ..
Directed by: Arthur Dreifuss
Release date: 1945-11-15
Best War Movies of 1945 : First Yank into Tokyo
49.

First Yank into Tokyo

1.2
5.4/10 IMDB

A U.S. pilot (Tom Neal) undergoes plastic surgery and drops into Japan to get a captive scientist's (Marc Cramer) atomic secrets.

Starring: Tom Neal, Barbara Hale, Marc Cramer, Richard Loo, Keye Luke, Leonard Strong, Benson Fong, Michael St. Angel, Russell Hicks, Selmer Jackson ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1945-09-05
50.

My Japan

1.2
5.1/10 IMDB

An odd bit of WWII propaganda in which an obviously Caucasian actor, using a fake Japanese accent, talks about the beauty of his homeland and how "his" people are different (and superior) to naive American soldiers. According to the narrator of the film, a US invasion of Japan would not succeed due to the superior fighting power of the Japanese people who, if forced, would retreat from the island and take up refuge in caves on mainland China.

Release date: 1945-09-23

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