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Director:
Writers:
Steve Fisher (story)
Walter Doniger (adaptation)
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Release Date:
November 1949 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Most dangerous adventure of his career ! See more »
Plot:
An American returns to Tokyo try to pick up threads of his pre-WW2 life there, but finds himself squeezed between criminals and the authorities. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Picking Up The Pieces In Tokyo See more (29 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Humphrey Bogart ... Joseph 'Joe' Barrett

Alexander Knox ... Mark Landis
Florence Marly ... Trina Pechinkov Landis

Sessue Hayakawa ... Baron Kimura
Jerome Courtland ... Danny
Gordon Jones ... Idaho
Teru Shimada ... Ito
Hideo Mori ... Kanda
Charles Meredith ... Gen. Ireton

Rhys Williams ... Col. Dahlgren
Lora Lee Michel ... Anya, Trina's daughter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Hugh Beaumont ... Provost Marshal Major (uncredited)

Whit Bissell ... Capt. Winnow (uncredited)
Tommy Bond ... Fingerprint Sergeant (uncredited)
James Cardwell ... Military Police Captain (uncredited)
Scott Edwards ... Officer (uncredited)
Frank Fujino ... Man (uncredited)
Julia Fukuzaki ... Maid (uncredited)
Gene Gondo ... Kamikaze (uncredited)
Harold Goodwin ... Maj. J.F.X. Loomis (uncredited)
Otto Han ... Col. Hara (uncredited)
Toshiuki Iwasaka ... Man (uncredited)
Ted Jordan ... Military Policeman (uncredited)
Yuji Kakuuchi ... Barkeeper (uncredited)
Kyôko Kamo ... Nani-San (uncredited)
Fumiko Kawabata ... Mrs. Sado (uncredited)
Tetsu Komai ... Lt. Gen. 'The Butcher' Takenobu (uncredited)
Tom Komuro ... Nisei Interpreteror (uncredited)
Frank Kumagai ... Truck Driver (uncredited)
Tony Layng ... Military Policeman (uncredited)
Rollin Moriyama ... Manservant (uncredited)
Lane Nakano ... Rickshaw Driver (uncredited)
Ed Randolph ... Military Policeman (uncredited)
Jack Reynolds ... Jack - General Ireton's Aide (uncredited)
Fred F. Sears ... Medical Major (uncredited)
Michael Towne ... Military Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Yosan Tsuruta ... Najuro Goro (uncredited)
Harlan Warde ... Lieutenant at Airport (uncredited)
David Wolfe ... Photo Sergeant (uncredited)
John Yabu ... Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by
Stuart Heisler 
 
Writing credits
Steve Fisher (story)

Walter Doniger (adaptation)

Cyril Hume (screenplay) &
Bertram Millhauser (screenplay)

Produced by
Henry S. Kesler .... associate producer
Robert Lord .... producer
 
Original Music by
George Antheil 
 
Cinematography by
Charles Lawton Jr. 
 
Film Editing by
Viola Lawrence 
 
Art Direction by
Robert Peterson 
 
Set Decoration by
James Crowe 
 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Clay Campbell .... makeup artist
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wilbur McGaugh .... assistant director
Arthur S. Black Jr. .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Russell Malmgren .... sound engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph F. Biroc .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Eddie Blaisdell .... grip (uncredited)
Emil Oster .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Howard Robinson .... grip (uncredited)
Victor Scheurich .... camera operator (uncredited)
Homer Van Pelt .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Morris Stoloff .... musical director (as M.W. Stoloff)
Ernest Gold .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Mertz .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jason Lindsey .... dialogue director
Rose Loewinger .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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88 min
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The shoulder patch on Capt. Winnow's (Whit Bissell) jacket is clearly from the China/Burma/India theater of WW II. No U.S. military serving in Japan would use such an insignia.See more »
Quotes:
Photo sergeant:[taking a photograph] Stand as close to the bar as you can, sir.
Joseph 'Joe' Barrett:That's been one of my troubles.
Photo sergeant:What's that, sir?
Joseph 'Joe' Barrett:I, uh...
[pause]
Joseph 'Joe' Barrett:Skip it.
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Movie Connections:
References Flying Tigers (1942)See more »
Soundtrack:
These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)See more »

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13 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Picking Up The Pieces In Tokyo, 11 November 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Picture Bogart's Richard Blaine character renamed Joe Barrett for this film. Instead of Casablanca, he's got a place in Tokyo just like Rick's named Tokyo Joe's. World War II interrupts things and he gets out of Japan and goes in the Army Air Corps where he spends a good deal of time bombing a lot of Japanese real estate. Including Tokyo which because of the wooden buildings pre World War II was particularly vulnerable to Curtis LeMay's incendiaries. It's a miracle, but his place survived intact and he'd like to resettle in Tokyo and pick up where he left off.

Bogey gets an even better piece of news. His Ingrid Bergman who he married before the war and thought dead is alive. He goes to her and finds out she divorced him for reasons the plot really doesn't go into and is now married to a high civilian official with the American occupying authority, read MacArthur. That would be Alexander Knox in the Paul Henreid part and Ingrid, in this case Florence Marly has a daughter now.

Still Bogey who would now like to make money as a civilian flier as well is being used at cross purposes by the American Army Intelligence and by some Japanese led by Sessue Hayakawa who haven't adjusted to losing the war.

Tokyo Joe follows in plot lines laid out by Casablanca, but it sure treads softly in those giant footsteps. It was nice to see Sessue Hayakawa appear for the first time in an American film since silent days. He became a star in the early silent era in Cecil B. DeMille's The Cheat and left for Japan with the coming of sound where he stayed a popular film star right through World War II.

Hayakawa came here for Tokyo Joe. Other than establishing newsreel shots, this whole production was done on Columbia's back lot. Humphrey Bogart gives it the old Casablanca try, but he must have been wondering why he left Warner Brothers he was certainly doing a lot of the same stuff over at his home studio.

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