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Escapade in Japan (1957)

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 »

Director:

Arthur Lubin

Writer:

Winston Miller
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Cast

Cast overview:
Teresa Wright ... Mary Saunders
Cameron Mitchell ... Dick Saunders
Jon Provost ... Tony / Tony Saunders
Roger Nakagawa Roger Nakagawa ... Hiko
Philip Ober ... Lt. Col. Hargrave
Kuniko Miyake ... Michiko Tanaka
Susumu Fujita Susumu Fujita ... Kei Tanaka
Katsuhiko Haida Katsuhiko Haida ... Capt. Hibino
Tatsuo Saitô Tatsuo Saitô ... Mr. Fushimi (as Tatsuo Saito)
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Storyline

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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Plot Keywords:

japan | boy | police | fisherman | runaway | See All (32) »

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

Genres:

Adventure | Family

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

November 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Verschollen in Japan See more »

Filming Locations:

Daiei Studios, Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was originally released by RKO Radio Pictures, but was acquired and released by Universal-International after RKO closed down. See more »

Soundtracks

Lonely Song
(uncredited)
Music by Max Steiner
Lyrics by Norman Bennett
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Entertaining Travelogue
9 September 2015 | by efischSee 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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