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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 ... 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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Approved | See all certifications »
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This was originally released by R.K.O. Radio Pictures, but was acquired and released by Universal-International after R.K.O. closed down. See more »

Soundtracks

Lonely Song
(uncredited)
Music by Max Steiner
Lyrics by Norman Bennett
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1950s Japan in colour
13 October 2003 | by mb4084See all my reviews

Caught this harmless little story on TV recently. In this film we can see Japan in the 1950s before the great economic breakthough. Nostalgic and fascinating period shots of cities, temples, steam trains, geisha houses etc. Better than some documentaries as a record of those times and it was good to see the kindness shown by all the Japanese characters towards the lost American boy. Both kids were sensible and well mannered.


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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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