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Escapade in Japan (1957)

Approved | | Adventure, Family | November 1957 (USA)
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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Tony / Tony Saunders
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Tatsuo Saitô ...
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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! See more »

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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-International after RKO closed down. See more »

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Yakyuken
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Music by Goken Maeda
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Good Attempt at healing US/Japanese relations!!
19 May 2003 | by (Fords,NJ) – See all my reviews

pleasant family fare which also makes an attempt to understand the Japanese & their culture..Attempts might seem dated now but in 1957 Pearl Harbor was still fresh in the minds of Americans..This film tries to overcome the animosities between the nations..Harmless, pleasant well paced and well acted..Jon Provost was a very good young actor.. as was the oriental young boy (sorry dont know his name)


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