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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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Great portrayal post-war Japan of the 1950's told thru the eyes of 2 young boys, one American, one Japanese 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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
According to scriptwriter Winsto Miller "Escapade in Japan" was the first post-War film that portrayed the Japanese "as nice people."See more »
Soundtrack:
Lonely SongSee more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Great portrayal post-war Japan of the 1950's told thru the eyes of 2 young boys, one American, one Japanese, 1 September 2010
Author: keangary-833-441365 from United States

This is the Japan of my early childhood memories, brought to life by this film. I was a boy of 4 when I moved to Japan in 1956, so seeing this movie which was shot at the same time I lived there was a great thrill. It was the travelogue aspect of the movie that particularly interested me: the vignette in the geisha house; the vignette in the Japanese theater;street scenes; railroad stations; etc. The plot was relatively simple. Cameron Mitchell and Theresa Wright were convincing as the worried married couple desperately trying to find their missing son. But the flattering portrayal of the Japanese people and the reverence shown for Japanese landmarks and its cultural is the real eye opener. Since it was made in 1957, I'm assuming it was to show Americans how their perceptions of the Japanese may have been wrong. I know that having there for 4 years, we couldn't have been treated more kindly than we were by our Japanese friends, neighbors, and co-workers. I thank Turner Classic Movies for showing it.

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