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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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A Charming and Exciting Chase in Japan 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)

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 M. Falkinburg .... 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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Originally made by RKO Pictures, but was acquired and released by Universal Pictures after RKO closed down.See more »
Soundtrack:
Lonely SongSee more »

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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A Charming and Exciting Chase in Japan, 29 January 2000
Author: Kirasjeri from Brooklyn NY

Young Jon Provost, later to star in "Lassie", got his first notice in this charming story of a chase in 1950's Japan. He plays the son of an American couple working in Japan who survives a airplane ditching off the coastline; he got separated from the crew, and in the fog is picked up by a fisherman.

This Japanese fishing family befriends him, even though they cannot talk to him, not knowing English. The boy, however, fears he did something wrong when he sees many Japanese police searching the village. He flees, along with the slightly older son of the fisherman. Then begins the chase between the police and the American couple, and the two boys who fear the police only try to find you when you've done something wrong.

The bulk of the movie is of the two boys fleeing through Japan and seeing different and interesting sights on their odyssey. It is in effect a travelogue of post-war Japan. The final scenes on top of a tall Shinto religious temple are exciting enough.

Colorful, and good family fare, the film also was a clear attempt to ease hostilities between the United States and a Japan that just a decade before had been a hated enemy. They did this by showing the Japanese as human being as concerned about their missing son as the Americans were about theirs.

Recommended! Give it a try if you see it.



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