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Stopover Tokyo (1957)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | December 1957 (Austria)
An American intelligence agent is sent to Tokyo to track down a Communist spy ring.



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Complete credited cast:
Mark Fannon
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Reiko Oyama ...
High Commissioner
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High Commissioner's Wife


In the post-world-war-two years, the United States and Japan make efforts to strengthen their friendship and to become allies against the Communist threat exacerbated by the onset of the Cold War. Famous Japanese sculptor Katsura creates a new sculpture symbolizing the growing friendship between Japan and the United States. The memorial features an eternal flame. The U.S. High Commissioner to Japan is given the honor and he agrees to light the monument's eternal flame. The Communist spy network in Japan sees an opportunity to sabotage the ceremony and to attempt to assassinate the U.S. High Commissioner. Communist agent George Underwood is entrusted with this task. At the same time, U.S. Intelligence officer Mark Fannon makes a stopover in Tokyo while on a flight to Korea. Due to the fact that he's lacking the mandatory Letter of Entry in order to enter or transit Japan, Fannon requests and receives the assistance of Tina Llewellyn, an English-speaking assistant travel manager of ... Written by nufs68

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At Last It Can Be Told - John P. Marquand's Great Story of How the U.S.C.I.C. Led the Crackdown on What's Happening in Postwar Japan Today!


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Release Date:

December 1957 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

Geheimring Nippon  »

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Box Office


$1,055,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film was based on the last of the "Mr. Moto" novels, "Stopover Tokyo", published in 1955, featuring a middle aged Moto. The film version deletes the Moto character entirely! See more »


Mark Fannon: flew 8000 miles to kiss a girl on a staircase.
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Referenced in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) See more »


The Washington Post
Written by John Philip Sousa
Played at the beginning of the ceremony sequence
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An awful and insulting movie with an awful cast....
19 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

In virtually every respect this film is not just bad but wrong.It is the usual mix of adventure and romance except that it has not been mixed,the plot veers from one to the other and back again which mitigates against any feeling of tension or continuity.The acting is uniformly not acting. Robert Wagner is his usual slick-haired loose-vowelled plastic, Joan Collins, ridiculously over-wardrobed for an airline receptionist, alternates her three facial expressions,but not necessarily at the right time,and Ken Scott, a tall and handsome man, only has one expression to play with. As for the usually reliable Edmond O'Brien ,he just goes over the top as a two-faced hearty backslapping villain. The worst aspect of the film, though, is its attitude towards its host country, Japan. All the Americans in the cast act as if they are in Miami, bombing around the country as if they were at home. At one point Wagner, a big grin on his face says "Ah,Madame Butterfly" to a Japanese waitress at a garden party. And she is made to laugh and enjoy this condescension!!

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