A plane on its way to Japan is forced to land at sea just off the Japanese coast. A small American boy survives the ditching but is separated from the rest of the passengers and crew and is... See full summary »

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A plane on its way to Japan is forced to land at sea just off the Japanese coast. A small American boy survives the ditching but is separated from the rest of the passengers and crew and is picked up by a Japanese fisherman, who takes the boy back to his village. The boy is befriended by the fisherman's son, but when they see Japanese police swarming over the village, they are afraid that they've done something wrong and run away, although the police are only searching for the missing boy. Together the two boys travel through the Japanese countryside, trying to avoid the police who are searching for them and meeting up with many different kinds of people along the way. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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boy | police | fisherman | japan | runaway | See All (32) »

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The exciting adventures of two little runaway boys in Japan!

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Adventure | Family

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November 1957 (USA)  »

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Verschollen in Japan  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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This was originally released by RKO Radio Pictures, but was acquired and released by Universal Pictures after RKO closed down. See more »

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Yakyuken
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Music by Goken Maeda
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1950s Japan in colour
13 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

Caught this harmless little story on TV recently. In this film we can see Japan in the 1950s before the great economic breakthough. Nostalgic and fascinating period shots of cities, temples, steam trains, geisha houses etc. Better than some documentaries as a record of those times and it was good to see the kindness shown by all the Japanese characters towards the lost American boy. Both kids were sensible and well mannered.


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