Van Johnson, Claudette Colbert. Go For Broke (1951). Van Johnson stars as Lt. Michael Grayson in this WWII action drama tribute to the U.S. 442nd. Regimental Combat Team, which was formed in 1943 with Japanese-American volunteers. The prejudiced Lt. Grayson reluctantly takes command of the platoon through training and into battle in Italy and France. As the men distinguish themselves in combat Grayson soon realises that his prejudices were unfounded as he grows to respect their courage and loyalty. Three Came Home (1950). This powerful drama is the true story of American author Agnes Newton Keith’s ordeal as a prisoner of the Japanese during World War Two. Claudette Colbert stars as Mrs. Keith, living on the island of Sandakan in the Borneo region, with her British husband and young son, when the Japanese invade.