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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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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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The exciting adventures of two little runaway boys in Japan! See more »

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According to scriptwriter Winston Miller "Escapade in Japan" was the first post-War film that portrayed the Japanese "as nice people." See more »

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Entertaining Travelogue
9 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Interesting travelogue, sort of like Cinerama travelogues of the time, with a storyline. The recent showing on TCM was in wide-screen Technirama, probably the only film produced by RKO made in this process. Universal acquired the film for distribution after RKO closed. The titles indicate the film was shot entirely in Japan and for the first time at Japanese cultural and religious shrines which look great in wide-screen. The exteriors look similar to Sayonara (also 1957) during a period when Japan/American relationships were on the mend. Everyone is really nice to one another. Good, colorful family movie, good production values, some spectacular scenery and great print.


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