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Further misadventures of comic soldiers Willie and Joe, now in Japan.

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Willie
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Joe
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Nina (Johnny Redondo's accomplice)
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Sfc. Rose
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Capt. White (as Palmer Lee)
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Brig. Gen. Dixon
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Johnny Redondo, Smuggler
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Maj. Lester Ormsby
Aram Katcher ...
Ben (Redondo's driver)
Aen-Ling Chow ...
Sameko (Redondo's housemaid)
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Rickshaw boy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mal Alberts ...
Bit Role (uncredited)
Howard Banks ...
Major (uncredited)
Ray Barnes ...
Captain's Desk Orderly (uncredited)
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Military Policeman (uncredited)
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Military Police Corporal (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ...
Bit Role (uncredited)
Earl Brown ...
Bit Role (uncredited)
Harris Brown ...
Corporal (uncredited)
Tom Carr ...
Lieutenant in Officers' Club (uncredited)
Dee Carroll ...
Night Curse (uncredited)
Douglas Carter ...
Colonel Wembley (uncredited)
Bill Cassady ...
Corporal (uncredited)
Ken Christy ...
Bartender (uncredited)
Howard Chuman ...
Clerk (uncredited)
Bud Cokes ...
Bit Role (uncredited)
Pat Combs ...
Young Soldier (uncredited)
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Young Soldier Patient (uncredited)
Jack Daly ...
Driver / Mailman (uncredited)
Robert Dane ...
Military Policeman (uncredited)
Van Des Autels ...
Lieutenant Colonel (uncredited)
Amy Ding Dong ...
Japanese Girl (uncredited)
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Military Police Sergeant in Bar (uncredited)
Norman Evans ...
C.I.D. Man (uncredited)
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Military Policeman (uncredited)
Ted Hecht ...
Smuggler Fong Loo (uncredited)
Douglas Henderson ...
Bit Role (uncredited)
Larry Hudson ...
C.I.D. Man (uncredited)
Frank Iwanaga ...
Scrub Boy (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
Ted Jordan ...
Military Policeman (uncredited)
S. Kawaguchi ...
Bit Role (uncredited)
Gayle Kellogg ...
Sergeant in Motor Pool (uncredited)
Freeman Lusk ...
Colonel Harkins (uncredited)
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Army Doctor (uncredited)
Archer MacDonald ...
Lieutenant in Officers' Club Bath House (uncredited)
Warren Mace ...
Bit Role (uncredited)
Clyde McLeod ...
Bit Role (uncredited)
Tyler McVey ...
Colonel Daley (uncredited)
Rollin Moriyama ...
Scrub Boy (uncredited)
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Processing Announcer (uncredited) (voice)
Robert Pike ...
Dr. Smith (uncredited)
Hugh Prosser ...
Lieutenant General in Wash Room (uncredited)
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Military Police Sergeant (uncredited)
George Ramsey ...
Pete Wilson (uncredited)
Edward Rickard ...
Bit Role (uncredited)
Jimmy Shaw ...
Military Police Corporal (uncredited)
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Corporal (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ...
Policeman (uncredited)
May Takasugi ...
Receptionist (uncredited)
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Nurse (uncredited)
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Smuggler Vishmirov (uncredited)
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Military Policeman (uncredited)
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Colonel Smythe (uncredited)
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Quartermaster Captain (uncredited)
Gordon Wynn ...
C.I.D. Man (uncredited)
Mari Young ...
Japanese Girl (uncredited)

Directed by

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George Sherman

Written by (WGA)

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Lou Breslow ... (screenplay)
 
Lou Breslow ... (story)
 
Oscar Brodney ... ()
 
Bill Mauldin ... (book)
 
Don McGuire ... (screenplay)
 
Don McGuire ... (story)

Produced by

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Leonard Goldstein ... producer
Pat Betz ... associate producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Henry Mancini ... (uncredited)
Herman Stein ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Clifford Stine

Film Editing by

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Paul Weatherwax

Costume Design by

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Rosemary Odell

Makeup Department

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Joan St. Oegger ... hair stylist
Bud Westmore ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Lew Leary ... unit production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tom Shaw ... assistant director
Gordon McLean ... assistant director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Leslie I. Carey ... sound
Robert Pritchard ... sound
Donald Cunliffe ... sound (uncredited)
Harry Moran ... sound (uncredited)
Augustus Roberts ... sound (uncredited)

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Walter Woodworth ... head grip (uncredited)

Music Department

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Joseph Gershenson ... musical director
Ethmer Roten ... musician: flute (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

World War II is over; to get home quickly, GIs Willie and Joe (of cartoon fame) join the "inactive reserve." Just firmly settled back into civilian life, they're recalled for a new bout of basic training at a base in Japan. From then on, the boys are in and out of one scrape after another...topped by innocent involvement with glamorous Nida, a Eurasian Mata Hari, and her sinister friends. Written by Rod Crawford

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Also Known As
  • Willie and Joe Back at the Front (United States)
  • Willie and Joe in Tokyo (United Kingdom)
  • 2 Kafadar Tokyo Batakhanelerinde (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Willie ja Joe lomalla Tokiossa (Finland)
  • Deux dégourdis à Tokio (Belgium, French title)
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  • 87 min
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Movie Connections Follows Up Front (1951). See more »

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