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Director:
Writers:
Harry Kleiner (written by)
Samuel Fuller (additional dialogue)
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Release Date:
1 July 1955 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Planted in a Tokyo crime syndicate, a U.S. Army Investigator attempts to probe the coinciding death of a fellow Army official. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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(9 articles)
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Notebook Reviews: Samuel Fuller's "House of Bamboo" (1955)
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"Higher Ground," "Our Idiot Brother," More
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User Reviews:
An unsettling gangster flick See more (39 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Ryan ... Sandy Dawson

Robert Stack ... Eddie Kenner
Shirley Yamaguchi ... Mariko

Cameron Mitchell ... Griff

Brad Dexter ... Captain Hanson

Sessue Hayakawa ... Inspector Kito

Biff Elliot ... Webber
Sandro Giglio ... Ceram
Elko Hanabusa ... Japanese Screaming Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clifford Arashiro ... Policeman (uncredited)
Sandy Azeka ... Charlie's Girl at Party (uncredited)

Harry Carey Jr. ... John (uncredited)
Barry Coe ... Captain Hanson's Aide (uncredited)
Fred Dale ... Man (uncredited)

John Doucette ... Skipper (uncredited)
Fuji ... Pachinko Manager (uncredited)
Samuel Fuller ... Japanese policeman (uncredited)
Peter Gray ... Willy (uncredited)
Reiko Hayakawa ... Mariko's Girl Friend (uncredited)
Robert Hosai ... Doctor (uncredited)
Kazue Ikeda ... Policeman (uncredited)
Kinuko Ann Ito ... Servant (uncredited)
Frank Jumagai ... Pachinko Manager (uncredited)

DeForest Kelley ... Charlie (uncredited)
Robert Kino ... Policeman (uncredited)
Frank Kwanaga ... File Clerk (uncredited)
Richard Loo ... Inspector Kito's Voice (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Maeshiro ... Bartender (uncredited)
Harris Matsushige ... Office Clerk (uncredited)
Joanna Mitchell ... Mother Superior (uncredited)
Rollin Moriyama ... Pearl Man (uncredited)
Neyle Morrow ... Cpl. Davis (uncredited)
Bob Okazaki ... Mr Hommaru (uncredited)

Robert Quarry ... Phil (uncredited)
Bob Roberts ... Soldier on wall (left) (uncredited)
Reiko Sato ... Charlie's Girl (uncredited)
Teru Shimada ... Nagaya (uncredited)
May Takasugi ... Bath Attendant (uncredited)
Barbara Uchiyamada ... Japanese Girl (uncredited)
Everett Weaver ... Soldier on wall (right) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Samuel Fuller 
 
Writing credits
Harry Kleiner (written by)

Samuel Fuller (additional dialogue)

Produced by
Buddy Adler .... producer
 
Original Music by
Leigh Harline 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph MacDonald  (as Joe MacDonald)
 
Film Editing by
James B. Clark 
 
Art Direction by
Addison Hehr 
Lyle R. Wheeler 
 
Set Decoration by
Stuart A. Reiss 
Walter M. Scott 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Saul Wurtzel .... unit production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Silver .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Don B. Greenwood .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
John D. Stack .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Fred Etcheverry .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Ray Kellogg .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Cory .... key grip (uncredited)
Hugh Crawford .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Les Everson .... head electrician (uncredited)
Frank V. Phillips .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... wardrobe director
Dick James .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Leonard Doss .... color consultant
 
Music Department
Lionel Newman .... conductor
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator
Ken Darby .... vocal supervisor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Teresa Brachetto .... script supervisor (uncredited)
John Campbell .... publicity director (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
102 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:A | UK:PG (DVD) | USA:Approved (certificate #17450) | West Germany:12
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Trivia:
According to Robert Stack, Fuller told an actor to go down "really low" when he passed a 50 gallon drum. Without informing the actor, the director had a sharpshooter on a parallel who shot over the guy's head and into the drum. After it blew up, the actor said, "Jesus Christ! Those were real bullets!" Fuller laconically replied, "Don't worry. He knew what he was doing."See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
Griff: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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in L.A. Noire (2011) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
House of BambooSee more »

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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
An unsettling gangster flick, 8 February 1999
Author: Levana Taylor from Chicago

What could be a very average, although well-made and fast paced, gangster story is made memorable by an unsettling oddness, a cockeyed take on the pervasive violence of its setting. Yes, it's highly implausible, but that's appropriate to the slightly surreal overtones.

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