Go for Broke!

Go for Broke!

Director: Robert Pirosh Cast: Van Johnson, Gianna Maria Canale, Kane Nakano


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Robert Pirosh wrote and directed this little-known World War II drama from MGM that commemorates the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, a combat unit composed of Japanese-Americans who fought valiantly during World War II, with many of the actual veterans of the combat unit appearing as actors in the film. For the most part, the film follows the standard Battleground plot line -- there is Sam (Lane Nakano), the wise sergeant; Chick (George Miki), a lazy private; the enervating Ohhara (Henry Oyasato); and Tommy (Henry Nakamura), a crack sharpshooter. Van Johnson plays Lt. Michael Grayson, a bigoted Texan assigned to shape these men into a fighting unit and who learns to respect their valor and bravery.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/15/2015
UPC: 0644827280520
Original Release: 1951
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 21,587

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Van Johnson Lt. Michael Grayson
Gianna Maria Canale Rosina
Kane Nakano Sam
George Miki Chick
Akira Fukunaga Frank
Ken K. Okamoto Kaz
Warner Anderson Col. Charles W. Pence
Henry Oyasato O'Hara
Harry Hamada Masami
Henry Nakamura Tommy
Don Haggerty Sgt. Wilson I. Culley
Dan Riss Capt. Solari
Hugh Beaumont Chaplain
Walter Reed Captain
Frank Wilcox General

Technical Credits
Robert Pirosh Director,Screenwriter
Alberto Colombo Score Composer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Arnold A. Gillespie Special Effects
Eddie Imazu Art Director
James Newcom Editor
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Dore Schary Producer
Paul Vogel Cinematographer

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