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Taiheiyô Sensô: Nazo no senkan Mutsu (1960)

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Credited cast:
Shigeru Amachi ... Naval officer
Kanjûrô Arashi Kanjûrô Arashi
Toshio Hosokawa Toshio Hosokawa ... Naval officer
Sôzaburô Kikuchi Sôzaburô Kikuchi
Noriko Kitazawa Noriko Kitazawa
Kyôji Kokonoe
Shinsuke Mikimoto Shinsuke Mikimoto
Yôji Misaki Yôji Misaki
Hiroshi Nakaoka Hiroshi Nakaoka
Yôichi Numata Yôichi Numata
Kinuko Obata Kinuko Obata
Carla Richter Carla Richter ... Spy's assistant
William Ross William Ross ... The Russian spy mole
Reiko Seto Reiko Seto
Bunta Sugawara ... Naval officer
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Mystery | War

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 April 1960 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

La corazzata deve saltare See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Suspense drama of a WWII Japanese naval mystery
2 August 2006 | by mross-13See all my reviews

During the naval battle of Midway in WWII, the battleship Mutsu was in its home port in Japan. The ship's officers and crew were frustrated at not being able to take part in the fighting. They had been held back by orders from the Naval Ministry, but there was also a plot by saboteurs, who were trying to prevent the sailing of the Mutsu. Director Komori developed a suspenseful plot by including a fictional adaptation of the Russian spy Richard Sorge, who had been captured in Japan and subsequently executed. Komori brings a fictional Russian spy to the screen by portraying him as a military attaché at the German embassy. As Germany was an ally of Japan in WWII, a secret agent being a mole in the German embassy is a perfect cover. The interaction of the saboteurs and the officers and crew of the Mustsu make an exciting story.

Even though this film was produced in l961, it was reissued in DVD format in 2004 as a Shintoho classic.


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