Producer-director Otto Preminger’s epic treatment of the bombing of Pearl Harbor details the devastating sneak attack on the Naval base as well as the explosive behind the scenes stories.
One of the greatest war movies ever made.
Hadn’t seen this movie in a while. Not to find fault but I didn’t see any Japanese planes dropping bombs or torpedoes in the Pearl Harbor scenes and you would think they could’ve afforded some and the sea battle at the end featured some miniature boats not unlike the ones I played with as a kid in the bathtub. But overall an entertaining film and John Wayne is always great.
I have this movie on VHS tape and I watch it from time to time on my 44 year old Goldstar VCR,,,
IMdB "Many of the non-military costumes and hairstyles worn by the women throughout the film were contemporary to the mid-1960s period, during which the film was made, rather than of the early 1940s. This is particularly noticeable at the dance scene , which opens it. Many of the extras in it were, in fact, active-duty officers and their spouses assigned to various commands in Oahu." Although glaring it in no way diminishes this story. To me the standout performance is given by Prentiss. (I should note I am ALWAYS drawn to her.) And Neal and Wayne really spark.
Great line ‘ I think someone got in there ahead of him’
Couldn't agree more with John Schmit. This is one classic WWII film. The actors were sublime, the story line was GREAT, and all in all a classic.
They don't make them like that any more!
What's scary is that all of the explosions in this film are real, full size and everything.And yes I know there was no CGI back then, but films were more realistic back then.
I love the line from Henry Fonda to John Wayne, you’re gonna be my Grant!!
Great Movie, great cast. What more can I say!!! 🇺🇸
No spoilers but at 2:22:00 it gets pretty good..cool background music…Thanks Algorithm!
My very favorite John Wayne movie!!!! This makes at least 5 times watching.
41:20 “I’m John Wayne. The costume department set me up with these great Navy whites. Whaddya think?”
Excellent movie. I watched it w my dad 50 yrs ago or so. He was in the US Navy during WWII.
Best darn Navy film ever….over the years its stood the test of time, great parts and charachter acting by all, John Wayne as Rock….
absolutely one of the best WWII stories to be put on film. This one film caused me to fall in love with B&W cinematography and photography.
Personally, I think this is one of John Wayne’s best films and the supporting cast is top shelf. We see many of the great actors in one of their early roles…of note, Robert Michum, Christopher George, Paula Prentiss.
..I know it's old..but it's just such a classic..😌
Thank you for posting this wonderful movie
I don't know how many times I've seen this movie, but it is always great.
I think I’ve memorized all the dialogue. I’ve seen it more than a few times! 👍
John Wayne was diagnosed with lung cancer shortly after filming ended.
The young blonde at the beginning is a little too 1960s for that era
The opening shot is 2 minutes long…
My brother Bill Barnes was casting director and Preminger's right hand man. I sat behind Patricia Neal at the premier in NYC. I was told John Wayne was already sick during the movie. Thoroughly enjoyed it and have waited a while for it to reappear. Good to see so much appreciation.
THE DUKES LAST GREAT WORLD WAR TWO FILMS. I HAVE IT ON BLURAY.
So many great WW2 movies were made and this is one of the very best. What crap we have that passes for movies today.
Anyone have any idea how I can get rid of the "The video may be inapprorpriate for some viewers" BS? I've seen the movie many times and now it won't let me play it.
War is Nature's way of thinning the herd. And it works!
Great movie, but since it was made in 1965, why was it shot in black and white?
It was interesting how Kirk Douglas' character referred to the war as "FDR's war".The Military Industrial Complex has been around for some time.
An all-star cast. Great to see Carol O'Conner here. "Boy the way Glen Miller played…………"
Re-watched it last night, one of the best films, however, the special effects were low quality. Added smoke in while in post production was pretty bad.
That dick teaser would never have committed suicide…! My uncle who was born in 1911 told me about a girl in 1976 at my brother's wedding, "she reminds me of a dick teaser"….I said nothing…because, I caught her that day putting a lip lock on my brother at his wedding…I never told anyone about that…this is the first time….hell, she did it to me….I went home with blue balls…she was unmerciful to men…
Fancy dinners to announce minor promotions, wasting time with island girls, playing croquet. Gosh we were truly unprepared for real war.
It is a real shame that today's movies don't have highly crafted background music like John Wayne movies from the 1950's onwards. The music is so expressive and an intention of the story….a real feast for the ears.
I've watched this film so many times. Every time, it hits me exactly the same way. One of Otto Preminger's best works.
what were the pt boat gunners shooting at ? there barely within 8-inch range
I was stationed at the dispensary at Pearl brings back a lot of memories worked at that X-ray office and gone up those steps many times
Three generations of my family are sailors navy and clvilian
LOVE this movie………
Yes, a darn good film. That's why I've heard a number of film "experts" give it a "c" grade. Yet another example of experts not knowing what they are talking about… I liked the length to allow depth development & the acting was darn good too. I recall seeing it the first time 39 years ago when it was mentioned by a navy seabee friend. I enjoyed this free presentation, but on a computer instead of videotape format.
I read the novel by James Bassist who was Adm Halsey:s chief of staff of the battle of the Philippine.Sea on which the novel and the movie is based. More models of navel vessels were used in the production than any other.
Great movie. As a Navy vet, it resonates. The story is about people and it's told well.
What a frigging good movie … no movie stars like these now days !!!!
Otto did a decent job on this Hollywood WW II Movie literally told in Black & White. Nothing Grey in this great Flick of the mid 60's. I'm really enjoying this Movie where Characters & Story provide for great Drama. Thanks.
Don't make any like this anymore. What a cast.
Patricia Neal was instructed to cry when telling Wayne he lost his leg. So she kicked her foot on the furnture. After the scene was over, she told the director to get her to the hospital. She broke her foot. True story.
I'm so glad to see this movie here. It is one of my all time favorites.
Loves torn asunder by war and betrayal, Kirk Douglas plays a rapist which he was rumored to be in real life, and even the Duke is getting laid. Oh and there was a war going on too. Don’t know much about Otto Preminger who was before my time but from watching this I’d say he could be found at the Playboy Mansion with Hef back in the day.
ParaMarines and Marine Raiders in a John Wayne classic, featuring Kirk Douglas, Carroll O' Connor, George Kennedy, Burgess Meredith, Dana Andrews, Henry Fonda, Hal Holbrook, etc.and et.al. ? What's not to ❤️? Awesome Possum Military Movie!!🇺🇸🦅🌎⚓🪂💣💥
Ihave not watched this movie in years. I forgot how great it is. Wayne should of gotten an Oscar. This is a classic movie
Great movie! This may be the fist time I've seen it wide-screen. Thanks.
Awesome movie. Jeeps are M151s used in Vietnam war LOL
Pat O'Neill was a heavy smoker~I can hear it in her voice. Later she got cancer, think it was lung form and it killed her. She was a good actress and she had a veery rough time with cancer. Always liked her in the movies!
Saw this movie the year I enlisted USMC! John Wayne did Green Berets that influenced a good friend to go R.A. in the Army and was in the Green Berets a Reseve Unit before going to Ft. Benning and then Viet Nam! My best friend then and many good memories of those years
Patricia Neal was so hot in "The Fountainhead". She was 22 then and still beautiful at 39 in this movie.
This is my favorite John Wayne film. I'm not a film critic. I'm not articulate enough to be one. I can only express my own reaction to this film. In my honest opinion, this film depicts his character as a real human being with the facets we all have. He's courageous, but still able to be afraid. He's highly intelligent and thoughtful, but socially awkward. He's able to express the usual emotional turmoil when (for example) the man he considers to be his best friend betrays him. I'm sure I have many more reasons to like this character and this film. I just don't know how to express it. Have a nice evening everyone.
Very good movie!
Japan was able to attack us because the Navy men's wives were sleeping with upper-level officers
Very good job fellows!!
This was one of the movies that inspired me to join the SERVICE. I was young and seen it at the drive in
You tube needs sued fuck you tube
I love this movie. I'm a John Wayne fan. A lot of good actors work in this one. RIP to all of them.
Great movie, no sugar coating.
THE SMILING YOUNG LADY FRON NIGERThe smiling young lady from Niger,She rode on the back of a tiger.And after the ride,She wound up inside,With her smile on the face of the tiger.1:52:42
@1:28:19 legendary British actor Stanley Holloway in his next role after portraying Alfred Doolittle in 'My Fair Lady'.
Is anyone else annoyed at the Spruance class destroyer pictured on the film art? A class of ship that didn't enter service until 1975.
Who played the couple that woke up on the beach as IJN planes flew overhead and then were killed in the head on collision with a truck?
Most of the "critiques" hated this film..I think its awesome.
Not a bad movie for it's time. Kirk Douglas was disappointed in the battle scenes. Too many bathtub battleships.
This movie is absolutely outstanding probably one of John Wayne's most realistic performances. What are we supposed to think about men such as Kirk Douglas's character Captain Eddington? Such war veterans and true warriors as him often leave a trail of broken humanity in their wake after suffering great loss themselves such as death of a spouse or divorce or estranged children.These men fight internal battles seeking refuge in the bottle to fight their demons within. These deeply flawed men are often the real "heroes" that fight our country's wars up close in the face of the enemy. These men are the brave warriors we need to win our wars but during peacetime such men are disparaged as deeply mentally ill persons, alcoholics or drug abusers who have trouble with normal peacetime life of marriage and civilian careers. Captain Eddington is like a proverbial Dr.Jekyl and Mr. Hyde, one part a good normal decent man and the other part a hidden monster filled with evil demons he can't supress inside. We have lots of real and potential "Captain Eddington's" walking in nearly every American town and city after two decades in Iraq and Afghanistan. The trick is for society to help these flawed combat veterans bring out Dr. Jekyl while we help these men fight off Mr. Hyde. We see the cost of Mr. Hyde in broken military families, divorce, domestic abuse, unemployment, alcoholism, drug addiction and suicide rates of these veterans fighting these war demons from within themselves all alone isolated from the structure of their military service family.
I have LOVED this movie since I first saw it in the 70's. Once a year one of the local TV stations would show it in 2 parts in the afternoon on Dialing for Dollars…..my dad would let me leave school early to come home to watch it 🙂 This and the original Midway are the reasons I wanted to and eventually did enlist since I was aged in single digits 🙂
Always has been a favorite story of mine. "A hero's journey"…
Than Egan Powell moved to Philadelphia become a boxing trainer and trained rocky balboa
At 45:06; Nice way to treat someone's car.
One of my favorites.its in my top 10.ive seen this movie at least 20 times.
horrific car wreck…
A good old movie
Missed my first little league game to see this at the only theatre in my home town, coach didn't let me play for the next 2 games. Was it worth it? Seemed so at the time but every time I watch it I can't help but think the 'Duke' would feel like I let my team down. I was the best pitcher on the team and they lost 6 – 0 without me. Funny what follows you through life.
As an old Navy guy I have always enjoyed this movie.
I really like this movie seen it multiple times
I’ve always said,If you don’t think John Wayne can act you don’t know what acting is supposed to be.
1:56:58 … I wonder if that is how Kirk looked at Natalie Wood that time?
Never forget that both Winston Churchill and FDR knew that the attack on Pearl Harbor was going to happen (they had broken the Japanese purple code long in advance) and intentionally failed to inform the fleet so that the savagery of the attack would help bring America into the war on the side of Joseph Stalin (the second greatest mass murderer who ever lived behind Mao).
Johno wouldn't have taken that old boiler out to dinner in real life.
They don’t make great movies like this anymore because if it’s not full of filthy language, debauchery and ignorance it won’t sell.
Great Classic I remember seeing it at the drive in theater when i was 12 with my parents lol.
I have watched this film on tv a dozen times growing up, but the long cut is so much better. Too much film was cut to make up for commercials and limit runtime.
This movie has to be the one with the biggest all star cast of all time.
I could care less what the "critics" might have to say: This is an excellent film, period. So many big names, some of whom were still quite young and later to become the big names we all know now. John Wayne, Douglas, Fonda, Neal, O'Conner, Pickens… All greats. This movie never pulled any punches and happy endings didn't exist for everyone as it seems to with today's Hollywood reality. Funny how a movie this long seems to last only half the time of movies today that are roughly half the time, eh?
no 3 star admiral could be the buffoon that Broderick is played to be in the script,. and his accepting advice from a civilian commander is also a stretch. Otherwise entertaining movie.
The Lincoln continental going over the cliff was hilarious.
That young blonde is a terrible actress. No wonder they offed her so early in the movie.
Congratulations Otto preminger you managed to trivialize the most important event of the twentieth century. The whole tragedy of Pearl harbor is lost.
Scoring of this movie completely beautiful.
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