Go for Broke!

Go for Broke!

By Robert Pirosh

  • Genre: Robert Pirosh
  • Release Date: 1952-04-14
  • Advisory Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 1h 30min
  • Director: Robert Pirosh
  • Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • iTunes Price: USD 5.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 1.99
From 11 Ratings


Van Johnson ("Battleground") stars as an inexperienced and bigoted leader of a group of mostly Japanese-American soldiers (Nisei) who earn his respect and that of their fellow soldiers while fighting the Nazis in Europe. Based on the true records of the Nisei unit during WWII.




  • Go For Broke

    By MikeC690720
    A first-rate war movie that tells the true and gallant story of the Japanese-American units (the 442nd Infantry Regiment but it also mentions the 100th Infantry Battalion, which was formed first) created during World War II to fight in Europe. The movie conveys a sense of the "tough jobs" these troops got handed to them and the superb job that they did in carrying out their missions--often with heavy casualties. The 442nd Infantry Regiment was the most decorated Regiment in the war, and the movie depicts quite well the suspicion with which the unit was first regarded and the respect these soldiers earned during the war. The movie concludes with newsreel imagery of President Truman presenting an award to the unit, most likely the Presidential Unit Citation. The cast of the film reportedly included veterans of the wartime 442nd Infantry Regiment. Strongly recommended.