Okinawa is a 1952 English-language Action Drama motion picture written by Arthur A. Ross and directed by Leigh Jason and produced by Wallace Macdonald. Basically the story of the sea battle for Okinawa between the ships of the U.S. Navy and the Japanese suicide planes---the Kamaikazes---and, as such, is filled with stock footage from official U.S. war-department films and newsreels and from Japanese newsreels.and even a movie-within-a-movie where 1948's Ladies of the Chorus is shown to a crew of a ship in 1944. The factual story is interlaced with a fictional one dealing with the crew of an American destroyer which is assigned to an ocean picket line around Okinawa to protect the supply ships and the forces on the island. As such, it has the usual battle-weary skipper, the Latino wise-guy, the Kid and the Old Veteran, and the brash, cigar-chewing operator on the ship who has cornered the entire supply of the ship's beer rations. Written by Les Adams. Okinawa stars Pat O'brien in the lead role along with an ensemble cast including Cameron Mitchell, Richard Denning, Rhys Williams, James Dobson, Richard Benedict and Rudy Robles. The screenplay is written by Jameson Brewer and Leonard Stern. Cinematography was done by Henry Freulich and editing by Jerome Thoms. The motion picture has a running time of 67 min. It was released on 28th February 1952. Distribution rights for the movie were acquired by Columbia Pictures.
Action , Drama , History , War
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