• Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (2002)

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

Release Date: April 19th, 2002

DVD Release Date: June 5th, 2007

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 18 min

Plot Summary

During World War II, Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle (Spencer Tracy) leads the U.S. Air Force in a bombing mission over Japan. Doolittle and his men stage a successful attack on Tokyo, but most pilots run out of fuel while returning from the raid. Many are forced to land on Japanese soil, but Capt. Ted Lawson (Van Johnson), who has a pregnant wife at home, crash-lands in the sea off the coast of China. Stranded, Lawson must heroically endure a series of harrowing challenges to make it back home.

Cast: Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson, Robert Walker, Phyllis Thaxter, Scott McKay, Robert Mitchum, Don DeFore, Stephen McNally

Director: Mervyn LeRoy

Genres: War

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Loew's Inc.

Keywords: Survival, Rousing, Rescue, Tense, Wife, 1940s, Rivalry, Quest

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