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Betrayal from the East (1945)

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

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Peggy Harrison
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Agent Posing as 'Sgt. Jimmy Scott'
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Philip Ahn ...
Kato
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Capt. Bates
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Purdy - G-2 Agent
Hugh Ho Chang ...
Mr. Araki (as Hugh Hoo)
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Omaya (as Sen Young)
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Kurt Guenther
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Jack Marsden
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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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1.37 : 1
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Some Surprises in After the Fact Forewarning
23 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Made at the End of WWII but Set before Pearl Harbor, this B-Movie is one of those Yellow Peril Types that Actually has more Japanese Actors than Americans and They are All Up to No Good. They are Sneaky, Barbarous, and have a lot of Cash to Pay Americans if Only They would Betray Their Country.

Lee Tracy, a Second Rater and Hardly Anything Approaching Handsome is Given the Lead Romantic Role and the Love Angle in this Chock Full of Jap Bashing Film is Anything but Believable.

There are Some Striking Scenes of Torture and Surprising Deaths and the Plot Moves at a Rapid Pace with Hidden Surveillance and a Climactic Fight Scene that is Impressive.

Overall it is Worth a Watch as a Timepiece. It is Bookended with Real Life Journalist Drew Pearson Staring at the Camera and Delivering a "This can never happen again" Warning.

Note...Don't fail to miss the opening Title Card with a drawing of a Sinister Jap with Werewolf fangs.


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