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Remember Pearl Harbor (1942)





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No sooner had the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 than Republic Pictures managed to register the title Remember Pearl Harbor for copyright, beating out all the "major" studios in the process. The title was far more dramatic than the film attached to it, which has something to do with pugnacious American GI Lucky Smith (a rare non-western appearance by Don "Red" Barry). Our hero spends the first few reels being tossed in the stockade, often accompanied by his buddies Bruce Gordon (Alan Curtis) and Portly Potter (Maynard Holmes). Shortly after the demolition of Pearl Harbor, Lucky and Bruce uncover a gang of Fifth Columnists, operating in the Philippines. Shaping up in a hurry, Lucky volunteers to lead a suicidal air mission against a Japanese troop ship, thereby redeeming himself for inadvertently causing the death of his pal Portly in an earlier scene. Under closer scrutiny, Remember Pearl Harbor turns out to be a remake of 1940's Girl from Havana, itself a remake of the 1939 Roy Rogers western Rough Riders' Roundup, which was a remake of another 1939 effort, Forged Passport, which was first filmed in 1936 as The Leathernecks Have Landed!
Documentary , Drama
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Donald M. Barry
as Pvt. Steve 'Lucky' Smith
Alan Curtis
as Bruce Gordon
Fay McKenzie
as Marcia Porter
Sig Rumann
as Van Hoorten
Ian Keith
as Capt. Hudson
Rhys Williams
as Senor Anderson
Maynard Holmes
as Portly Porter
Diana Del Rio
as Doralda
Robert Emmett Keane
as Mr. Littlefield
Sammy Stein
as Sgt. Adams
Paul Fung
as Japanese Bartender
James B. Leong
as Japanese Major
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It was a great movie I couldn't stop crying.The life before us was incredible.The many lives and loves that were lost and began there.

Naomi Tomoko Okutani
Naomi Tomoko Okutani

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