Go for Broke (1951)

STARRING:
Van Johnson, Lane Nakano
DIRECTED BY:
Robert Pirosh
GENRE:
War
Original TFD Introduction by Dana Hersey. "Go for Broke" follows the exploits of the most decorated unit in US Army history - the 442nd Regiment - the first all-Nisei (Japanese-American) combat team in WWII. Van Johnson stars as a commanding officer who must overcome his own prejudices as he trains and leads his men through battles on the European Front. Several of the main roles are played by actual Nisei members of the 442nd, lending a beautiful authenticity to the storytelling. "Go for Broke" represents a landmark in the portrayal of Japanese-Americans in Hollywood films and is a must watch for WWII history and war movie buffs alike. (BW)