Admiral Yamamoto


2h 11m 1968

Brief Synopsis

A biography of one of the only beloved postwar figures of Japan's disastrous Pacific War. Toshiro Mifune (in one of his three portrayals of Admiral Yamamoto) stars as the common-sense soldier who knows the war is doomed, but gamely goes ahead and does the best with what he's given, until his plane is shot down over the Bougainvilleas.

Film Details

Also Known As
Yamamoto Isoroku
Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
Los Angeles showing: Dec 1968
Production Company
Toho Co.
Country
Japan

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 11m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

In 1939 Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is appointed commander-in-chief of the Combined Imperial Japanese Fleet. Although he is opposed to the Anti-Comintern Pact which allied Japan with Germany and later Italy, once war breaks out in Europe and the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, Yamamoto determines that the war in the Pacific should be ended quickly. Japan advances easily through the islands of the South Pacific during the early months of 1942, but an error at the Battle of Midway marks the turning point in the Pacific War. By the beginning of 1943, Admiral Yamamoto is forced to withdraw Japanese forces from Midway. In the spring of that year, as Yamamoto is flying to the front, his plane is shot down, and Japan loses the leader who hoped for a swift end to the war it is now losing.

Film Details

Also Known As
Yamamoto Isoroku
Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
Los Angeles showing: Dec 1968
Production Company
Toho Co.
Country
Japan

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 11m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Released in Japan in August 1968 as Yamamoto Isoroku.