Suicide Attack (1951)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Military & War  |   Run Time - 64 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Suicide Attack was assembled from captured Japanese newsreel and propaganda footage. English-language narrator Paul Dubov takes great pains to point out the inaccuracies and downright lies perpetrated by the enemy during WW II. Explicit scenes of emaciated American and British prisoners of war are counterpointed with films taken after the tide of battle had turned in favor of the Allies. The battle footage is presented straightforwardly, minus political comment, just as it had been originally filmed. Running 65-minutes, Suicide Attack was produced and written by Lou Pollock, edited by Carlo Lodato and directed (or supervised) by Irving Lerner.

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battle [war], Japanese [nationality], newsreels, POW (Prisoner of War), propaganda, suicide-bombing