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Go For Broke! (1951)

Directed by Robert Pirosh. Cast: Van Johnson, Gianna Maria Canale, Warner Anderson, Lane Nakano, Henry Nakamura, George Miki, Henry Oyasato. "Go for broke" was the combat slogan of one of World War II's most unusual fighting teams. The 442nd Regiment, comprised of Nisei--loyal Americans of Japanese ancestry--exhibits heroism far beyond the call of duty, overcoming the Nazis as well as the extreme prejudice of the white Americans who cannot accept "Japs" on their side. In this historically based drama a bigoted lieutenant rides the Nisei hard in basic training, creating enormous hostility-- but also resulting in a highly-disciplined fighting force that proves to be a major factor in the liberation of Italy and France. ; Information about this film from the Internet Movie Database
Reviews and articles:
Fujitani, T. "Go for Broke, the Movie: Japanese American Soldiers in U. S. National, Military, and Racial Discourses." In: Perilous memories : the Asia-Pacific War(s) / edited by T. Fujitani, Geoffrey M. White, and Lisa Yoneyama. Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2001. (Anthropology DS777.53.P44 2001; Main Stack DS777.53.P44 2001)
Reviews and articles:Fujitani, T. "Go for Broke, the Movie: Japanese American Soldiers in U. S. National, Military, and Racial Discourses." In: Perilous memories : the Asia-Pacific War(s) / edited by T. Fujitani, Geoffrey M. White, and Lisa Yoneyama. Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2001. (Anthropology DS777.53.P44 2001; Main Stack DS777.53.P44 2001)