Seminal Image #850

Air Force
(Howard Hawks; 1943)

1 comment:

Brent McKee said...

I can't abide the racism in this pile of crap. Even as Japanese American kids from Hawaii were getting ready to be set into battle in Italy (deployed to the Mediterranean August 1943, went into battle at Salerno September 27, 1943) this movie was perpetuating the myth that the Japanese in Hawaii were cutting cane fields to point the Pearl Harbor raider to their targets, knocking the tails off of fighters with trucks, and in one scene attacking the B-17 that has been forced to land during the night. A truly awful bit of propaganda that leaves a terrible aftertaste.