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Escapade in Japan (1957)

Approved | | Adventure, Family | November 1957 (USA)
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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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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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

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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According to scriptwriter Winston Miller "Escapade in Japan" was the first post-War film that portrayed the Japanese "as nice people." See more »

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Yakyuken
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Music by Goken Maeda
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Escapade in Japan
28 April 2007 | by gwallan57See all my reviews

This movie is a great family movie and a trip through history when Japan was occupied by US Forces. No bad words, very little violence just two boys running away from the unknown in Post War Japan. Having grownup in Japan as Army brat during the 50's and 60's the movie rekindles memories of living in Japan while they were building their economy and maintaining their distinct culture and Identity. Its a warm hearted story of a foreign boy lost in totally different culture and country from what he knows yet accepts the friendship and assistance of a local boy as he is guided around Japan. He learns and sees things that would not have been possible had he not been crashed landed off the Japanese coast. I have watched and rewatched this movie with pleasure each time.


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