John Ford's 'December 7th' was banned by the U.S. Government for nearly fifty years. This special edition is now available; presenting the fully restored, 84 minute version, with subtitles added to the controversial Japanese language sequences and a special "behind the scene" introduction. (A completely censored 34-minute version of the film was released and earned John Ford his fourth Academy Award.)
This full-length version stars Walter Huston as Uncle Sam and is set in Honolulu on the day before the Japanese attack. Uncle Sam vacations complacently in Hawaii, concerned with the on-going war in Europe. On Sunday morning, December 7th, air squadrons appear, "swooping down like flights of tiny locust".
The attack on Pearl Harbor, America's first battle of World War II, is vividly illustrated as only Hollywood can do.
Total Running Time : 85 Minutes - Black and White
Classification: G (General)
Number of Discs: 1
Region: 4 (Australia & New Zealand)
Released: 15th December 1959
Running Time: 85 mins