Tonight's Saturday Night Cinema harkens back to a proud and fierce America. When Hollywood raised American exceptionalism, capitalism, and individualism to a unique and singular art form.
December 7 (1943) is World War 2 documentary on the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941 with Walter Huston and Dana Andrews. Directed by master John Ford, the film won an Academy Award for best documentary short.
Set in Honolulu on the day before the Japanese attack, Uncle Sam (Walter Huston) vacations complacently in Hawaii albeit concerned with the on-going war in Europe. On Sunday morning, December 7th, air squadrons appear, "swooping down like flights of tiny locust." The attack on Pearl Harbor is vividly illustrated as only Hollywood can do.