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In Tokyo, a ruthless gang starts holding up U.S. ammunition trains, prepared to kill any of their own members wounded during a robbery. Down-at-heal ex-serviceman Eddie Spannier arrives from the States, apparently at the invitation of one such unfortunate. But Eddie isn't quite what he seems as he manages to make contact with Sandy Dawson, who is obviously running some sort of big operation, and his plan is helped by acquaintance with Mariko, the secret Japanese wife of the dead American. Written by
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According to Samuel Fuller, originally, Gary Cooper was to play the role of Eddie Spanier. But because he was too well known in Japan he could not act incognito among passers-by without being recognized so Robert Stack, a less popular actor at the time, was chosen instead. However, according to STEP BY STEP sheet by script writer Harry Kleiner written in November 1954, the names of Robert Stack and Victor Mature were listed. See more »
When Eddie Spanier (Robert Stack) is first knocked unconscious by members of Sandy Dawson's gang, Dawson tells one of his underlings to awaken him by tossing a bucket of ice on him. As he lies on the floor, however, Eddie flinches as soon as Dawson gives this command, before any ice actually hits Eddie's face. See more »
But ever since you saved this guy's neck, you've been acting funny, well I know what you're trying to do, but you're not going to get away with it, cuz I won't let you.
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I haven't yet seen 'Street w No Name,' but will soon - can't imagine that it holds a candle to this film though. I really love the Hitchcockian elements, esp. the bullet-riddled climax in a very public place. Some really exquisite shots, sometimes tracking back with a character, revealing more and more background. A beautiful overhead shot, also Hitchcock-inspired, when Robert Ryan's gang boss discovers the truth about one of his gang, and then immediately a really interesting entrance by him into the billiards room where rest of his gang is waiting for orders. He could really compose effective wide-screen images. The development of Ryan's character is thoroughly satisfying in its psychological detail - Fuller takes full advantage of Ryan's intimidating persona, as well as his intelligence and charisma. I also really appreciated the respect Fuller had for Japanese culture, not at all colonialist. And his dealing with 'inter-racial' romance has just the right subtlety of touch. I've been a Wenders-inspired fan of Sam Fuller for quite a few years now, and this will surely become one of my favorite Fuller movies.
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