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Tokyo File 212 (1951)

A Communist spy ring in Japan is hard at work trying to sabotage the American war effort during the Korean War, using kidnapping, murder and a disturbed former kamikaze pilot. A U.S. secret... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steffi Novak
Lee Frederick ...
Jim Carter (as Robert Peyton)
Katsuhiko Haida ...
Taro Matsuto
Reiko Otani ...
Tatsuo Saitô ...
Mr. Matsuto
Tetsu Nakamura ...
Mr. Oyama (as Satoshi Nakamura)
Heihachirô Ôkawa
Suisei Matsui ...
Jun Tazaki
Dekao Yokoo
Hideto Hayafusa ...
(as Hideto Hayabusa)
Gen Shimizu
Richard W.N. Childs ...
(as Major Richard W.N. Childs)
Richard Finiels ...
(as Lt. Richard Finiels)
Stuart Zimmerley ...
(as Cpl. Stuart Zimmerley)


A Communist spy ring in Japan is hard at work trying to sabotage the American war effort during the Korean War, using kidnapping, murder and a disturbed former kamikaze pilot. A U.S. secret agent, posing as a reporter, is dispatched to Tokyo to put a stop to these nefarious activities. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A dangerous spy net in the powderkeg Orient!


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June 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Attentat i Tokyo  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Awful--but also an odd little curio.
27 June 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

There's no doubt about it--"Tokyo File 212" is a terrible movie. The acting is often terrible (by a cast of mostly unknowns), the writing and dialog silly and the plot is also rather silly. Yet, it's still worth seeing because the film is an interesting look into the Cold War.

The film is set in Japan during the Korean War and was made with the cooperation of the Japanese and American governments. What it appears to be is a film that is trying to cement positive relations between the two countries since they were partnered against communism and it was made during the Korean War (and Japan was a staging point for the UN's forces aiding South Korea).

The film concerns an American reporter who works as an undercover agent. His job is to locate an old college friend---one who is Japanese and is working for the commies. Through much of the film, the American is assisted by a woman who looks a lot like Natasha from "The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle"! Eventually, they are able to get the old friend to see the goodness of democracy and the find ends on a very explosive note.

The bottom line is that although the film has a few exciting scenes, many of the actors had great difficulty reciting their lines and the film came off as super-duper cheap. You'd think with the US and Japanese government behind it, the film would have been a lot better! Instead, it looks a lot like a film created by some government hacks with little input from film professionals. Laughably bad at times--but an interesting look into the Cold War and the sort of films that were produced during the height of this tense period.

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