Andrew Morton is an attorney who made it out of the slums. Nick Romano is his client, a young man with a long string of crimes behind him. After he lost his paycheck gambling, hoping to buy... See full summary »
Matt Brennan runs into Jo Holloway, the Red Cross girl he romanced in Europe when he was a flyer in World War II, when he is offered a job by jet manufacturer Leland Willis as a test pilot.... See full summary »
Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his home country after he is court-martialed, kicked out of the Army, and boards a Japanese ship for the Orient in late 1941. ... See full summary »
Joe Barrett returns to Tokyo after World War II where he once owned a bar, Tokyo Joe's, and deserted his wife Trina. They have a seven-year-old daughter. Kimura forces Joe into piloting war criminals by revealing that during the war Trina made treasonous propaganda broadcasts. Written by
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SCAP, an acronym used several times in the movie, stood for "Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers." This was not only the title given to Gen. Douglas MacArthur, head of the Occupation forces, but was also used to refer to the offices of the Occupation - a staff of several hundred U.S. civil servants as well as military personnel who administered the Occupation of Japan. See more »
When Joe begins to fight with Ito, he takes off his coat and gives it to Kanda, who holds it with his right hand. In the next shot, Kanda has nothing in his hand. See more »
Joseph 'Joe' Barrett:
Hey, whatever became of the rattrap hotel that used to be next door?
The B-29's converted it into a parking lot.
Joseph 'Joe' Barrett:
Well, it's lucky they stopped when they did, or all Tokyo'd be a parking lot. Next time it'll be the whole world and nothing left to park
Come upstairs, Joe. They don't understand a word of English - unless they listen.
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These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)
Music by Jack Strachey
Lyrics by Eric Maschwitz (as Holt Marvell) and Harry Link
Sung on a record several times
Sung by Florence Marly at the Tokyo Joe cabaret in flashback
Reprised by an unidentified female at the Tokyo Joe cabaret
Variations in the score throughout the film See more »
Bogart is a former nightclub owner who returns to postwar Japan to pick up his life with a wife (Florence Marly) he had deserted, only to find that she had remarried and was the mother of his seven-year-old daughter
In the ensuing complications, Bogart is placed in a position where he must smuggle some Japanese war criminals back into Japan or his daughter will be killed
Bogart is much less convincing than in his "Across the Pacific" days, where he was also required to deal with villainous Japanese
For an actor who had belabored the point that he had been forced to do too many bad films because he had no control over the properties, it is disappointing to see him making extremely bad films now that he did have full control...
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