Directed by Mervyn LeRoy • 1944 • United States
Starring Van Johnson, Robert Walker, Tim Murdock
Based on the true story of the Doolittle Raid, THIRTY SECONDS OVER TOKYO is a stirring account of one of the most pivotal military actions of World War II. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the string of defeats that followed for the United States, Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle (Spencer Tracy) devises a plan for a daring raid to strike at the heart of Japan—one that will require supreme courage and ingenuity from the team of pilots under his command. The stunning air-combat sequences are enhanced by the Oscar-winning special effects and use of actual wartime footage of the bombers.