Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) DVD9
Based on the memoirs of Captain Ted Lawson, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo is a documentary style re-creation of the first American strike on Japan in retaliation for the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
16 B-25s undertake a risky takeoff from the deck of an aircraft carrier on a one-way trip to bomb Tokyo and Yokohama (this was the first time a plane this large had attempted such a takeoff). But first Ted Lawson (Van Johnson), captain of a bomber nicknamed The Ruptured Duck, and his men are put through intensive training before embarking on their perilous mission. With no fuel to return home, they set a course to crash on the Chinese mainland, behind enemy lines, in hopes that Chinese guerillas smuggle them to safety.

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 02:18:05 | 6.85 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Russian
Subtitles: English, Francais
Genre: Drama, History, War

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson, Robert Walker, Tim Murdock, Don DeFore, Phyllis Thaxter, Robert Mitchum, Douglas Cowan
Country: USA

• Academy Award-nominated Pete Smith Specialty short "Movie Pests"
• Vintage Passing Parade short "A Lady Fights Back"
• Classic cartoon "Bear Raid Warden"
• Theatrical trailer

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