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Betrayal from the East (1945)

Approved  |   |  Action, Drama  |  24 April 1945 (USA)
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Before World War II, Japanese spies seek secrets of the Panama Canal.

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Agent Posing as 'Sgt. Jimmy Scott'
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Kato
Addison Richards ...
Capt. Bates
Bruce Edwards ...
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Victor Sen Yung ...
Omaya (as Sen Young)
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Kurt Guenther
Louis Jean Heydt ...
Jack Marsden
Jason Robards Sr. ...
Charlie Hildebrand (as Jason Robards)
Drew Pearson ...
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Just before World War II, Japan plants a network of spies and saboteurs in California. Agent Kato, seeking secrets of the Panama canal, recruits carnival barker Eddie Carter, who was there in the army. Also interested in Eddie is alluring Peggy Harrison: another secret agent?. Not as inclined to treason as Kato hoped, Eddie becomes a double agent in a deadly game against a devilish enemy. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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24 April 1945 (USA)  »

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Excellent Picture for the 1940's!
2 June 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a very well produced picture in B&W for the 1940's, it told about the Japanese trying to obtain vital information to be used against the United States in the Panama Canal and the horrible tortures they inflicted on American Citizens during those WWII War Years. Lee Tracy (Eddie Carter),"High Tide",'47, was a former Army soldier and was a wheel and dealer. However, his love of country forced him to work against Japanese spies like Richard Loo,(Lt. Cmdr.),"Battle Hymn",'57, who all during the War Years played hateful roles in many films as a "JAP" as they were called in the 1940's. It is foolish to be critical of this film, it was under budget and had a great story to tell the American People that we must be always ready to defend this great Country we live in. It was Germany and Japan and Italy in those years, today we have the same threat of TERROR!


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