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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:
A dispirited star melodrama… 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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Runtime:
88 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Did You Know?

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:
Joseph 'Joe' Barrett:First I fly the seat off my pants, and then they repossess the pants.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Bogart: The Untold Story (1996) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Never KnewSee more »

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21 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
A dispirited star melodrama…, 7 April 2005

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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