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Tokyo File 212 (1951)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  June 1951 (USA)
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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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Florence Marly ...
Steffi Novak
Lee Frederick ...
Jim Carter (as Robert Peyton)
Katsuhiko Haida ...
Taro Matsuto
Reiko Otani ...
Namiko
Tatsuo Saitô ...
Mr. Matsuto
Tetsu Nakamura ...
Mr. Oyama (as Satoshi Nakamura)
Heihachirô Ôkawa
Suisei Matsui ...
Joe
Jun Tazaki
Dekao Yokoo
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)
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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)  »

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Music & Lyrics by Yasuo Shimizu & Shizuo Yoshikawa
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Belongs in the circular file, and ain't a noir
26 October 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The noir "cliches come thick and fast," begins both the first review here as well as on the videobox, I was a sucker for the box description but the film never approaches being noir. It is a propaganda spy film for America fighting "Commies" in Korea, with the novelty of being entirely filmed in Japan(not a "re-creation of Japan"). Wouldn't Ike and Hawkeye Pierce be shocked to know the war was masterminded by a couple of Japanese guys in tweed jackets? The plot is basically the same as the political drama "The Ugly American," and though there is some intrigue and a femme fatalistic Marlene Dietrich impersonator, it is mainly filmed without a noir look or moody soundtrack. It has all the subtlety and nuance of the low-budget serials of the 1940's, not so odd a coincidence since the distributor (VCI) specializes in serials. While it might be entertaining given the expectation that it is a mild war-spy drama, it will only disappoint anyone looking for noir.


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