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Writer:
Winston Miller (written by)
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Release Date:
November 1957 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The exciting adventures of two little runaway boys in Japan!
Plot:
A plane on its way to Japan is forced to land at sea just off the Japanese coast. A small American boy... See more » | Add synopsis »
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An nice family travelogue picture See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Teresa Wright ... Mary Saunders

Cameron Mitchell ... Dick Saunders

Jon Provost ... Tony / Tony Saunders
Roger Nakagawa ... Hiko

Philip Ober ... Lt. Col. Hargrave
Kuniko Miyake ... Michiko Tanaka
Susumu Fujita ... Kei Tanaka
Katsuhiko Haida ... Capt. Hibino
Tatsuo Saitô ... Mr. Fushimi (as Tatsuo Saito)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leticia Bahia ... Stewardess (uncredited)
Francis Caffrey ... Father (uncredited)
John Close ... Mid-Pacific pilot (uncredited)
Russ Conway ... Airliner Co-pilot (uncredited)
Alice Cunningham ... Mrs. Hobart (uncredited)
Mila del Sol ... Filipino stewardess (uncredited)

Clint Eastwood ... Dumbo Pilot (uncredited)
Ureo Egawa ... Chief of Kyoto Police (uncredited)
Rintarô Fujima ... Burlesque theater tenor (uncredited)
Miss Fukuha ... Apprentice geisha (uncredited)
Mary Gilchrist ... Aunt Laura (uncredited)
Schinichi Gomi ... Page boy (uncredited)
Don C. Harvey ... Mid-Pacific Co-Pilot (uncredited)
Ayako Hidaka ... Farmer's Wife (uncredited)
Miss Hisayo ... Apprentice geisha (uncredited)
Hirotaro Hori ... Ticket taker (uncredited)
Junjaku Ichikawa ... Comedian #2 (uncredited)
Shinichi Kaji ... Nara doctor (uncredited)
Eiji Kawanami ... Pagoda policeman #2 (uncredited)
Masahiko Kitahata ... Doctor at embassy party (uncredited)
Hideko Koshikawa ... Dekko-San, Kyoto Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Sheri Kuni ... Michie (uncredited)
Mari Maki ... Striptease dancer (uncredited)
Steve McGrover ... G.I. (uncredited)
Kei Nagashima ... Station clerk (uncredited)
Bob Nakai ... Manager (uncredited)
Ryoichi Ohkura ... Pagoda policeman #1 (uncredited)
Tsuyako Okajima ... Okah-San (uncredited)
Ross F. Purdy ... Air Defense Control officer (uncredited)
Anthony Radecki ... Radar operator (uncredited)
L. Reday ... Mr. Hobart (uncredited)
Peggy Reday ... Mrs. Gordon (uncredited)
Teruo Sawamura ... Bicycle policeman (uncredited)
Koryu Sunagawa ... Comedian #1 (uncredited)
Jack Takeuchi ... Train conductor (uncredited)
Yoshiko Terao ... Geisha #2 (uncredited)
Frank Tokunaga ... Farmer (uncredited)
Keiko Yashioji ... Geisha #1 (uncredited)
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Directed by
Arthur Lubin 
 
Writing credits
Winston Miller (written by)

Produced by
Arthur Lubin .... producer
Winston Miller .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner 
 
Cinematography by
William E. Snyder (director of photography) (as William Snyder)
 
Film Editing by
Otto Ludwig 
 
Art Direction by
George W. Davis 
Walter Holscher 
 
Set Decoration by
Shinz Isa 
 
Makeup Department
Hal Lierley .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Ben Chapman .... unit production manager
William Dozier .... in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gordon McLean .... assistant director (as Gordon Mclean)
Ira Stewart .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Anthony Lombardo .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Terry Kellum .... sound
Francis J. Scheid .... sound
James Nelson .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Jack Lannan .... special photographic effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alfred Baalas .... assistant camera (uncredited)
George Gordon Nogle .... camera operator (uncredited)
Charles Termini .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frank Beetson Jr. .... wardrobe supervisor (as Frank Beetson)
 
Music Department
Murray Cutter .... orchestrations
 
Other crew
Kei Nagashima .... technical advisor
Joan Hathaway .... dialogue supervisor (uncredited)
Lewis Jarrard .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Anthony Radecki .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
93 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Trivia:
Originally made by RKO Pictures, but was acquired and released by Universal Pictures after RKO closed down.See more »
Soundtrack:
Rice Ear DanceSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
An nice family travelogue picture, 16 July 2006
Author: theowinthrop from United States

This film has a soft spot in me - the film was one of the first movies I ever attended in a movie house. Probably my parents took me to see it because Jon Provost was in it, and I was a fan of the series LASSIE. However it was on a double bill, and I believe it was with PETER PAN (the first Disney cartoon I saw in a movie house). I know I enjoyed it.

A boy of three or four can barely remember details, but this film was very colorfully shot. It was one of a series of films of all types (SAYONARA, THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, A MAJORITY OF ONE) where Hollywood was trying to make amends to the Japanese for the caricatures of their military and leaders that were shown in the 1940s.

The plot was that Provost gets separated from his parents in an accident off Japan, and ends up with a Japanese family. Soon he is paling around with that family's son, and they are unaware of the efforts by the U.S. and Provost's family to find him. Instead, when the police seem to be trying to catch him, Provost and his friend jump to the conclusion that they've done something criminal, and they run away. The film follows their constantly just escaping the police, until the conclusion (reminiscent of the conclusion in THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING) where everyone has to rescue the boys from a roof. It was a very exciting conclusion (and the music in those last moments helped really build up the suspense).

It was a good film, and a welcome introduction for the younger version of me to the pleasures of watching movies.

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