Hollywood Awakes

Paramount's Wake Island was the first major Hollywood picture that dealt with a real battle against the Japanese on the Pacific outpost. Released in August of 1942 it started Brian Donlevy and Robert Preston. Though it got a number of facts wrong, and its production qualities are considered crude today, Wake Island communicates the urgency and immediacy of a nation at war.

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    Love Lolita