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Stopover Tokyo (1957)

An American intelligence agent is sent to Tokyo to track down a Communist spy ring.

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Richard L. Breen

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Richard L. Breen (screenplay), Walter Reisch (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Robert Wagner ... Mark Fannon
Joan Collins ... Tina Llewellyn
Edmond O'Brien ... George Underwood
Ken Scott ... Tony Barrett
Reiko Oyama Reiko Oyama ... Koko
Larry Keating ... High Commissioner
Sarah Selby Sarah Selby ... High Commissioner's Wife
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

December 1957 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Geheimring Nippon See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Budget:

$1,055,000 (estimated)
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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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Mark Fannon: flew 8000 miles to kiss a girl on a staircase.
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Foiling Another Red Plot
7 October 2010 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Based on of all things a Mr. Moto story, Stopover Tokyo has US Intelligence Agent Robert Wagner foiling a plot to assassinate the American High Commissioner at a ceremony devoted to eternal peace. Along the way Wagner gets a chance to romance Joan Collins working as a ticket agent for British Airlines. Definitely mixing business with pleasure.

Another agent Ken Scott has staked his claim on Collins before Wagner got there and that does cause some friction between them. Nevertheless Wagner and Scott do get the job done.

Leading the opposition is Edmond O'Brien who has the guise of an American businessman, but is secretly a Communist spy. The 'High Commissioner is Larry Keating and his wife is Sarah Selby who is more concerned for her husband's safety than he is.

We did not have a High Commissioner in Japan at that time, we had an Ambassador as our occupation was formally over. We did have a High Commissioner for the Ryukyu Islands chief among them being Okinawa which was our's by UN Mandate. They were not returned to Japan until the Seventies.

Stopover Tokyo's biggest asset is the location cinematography done in Japan, particularly in Kyoto the ancestral home of the Emperors. Kyoto was untouched by American bombing and is one of the few places that retains a traditional Japanese look from before World War II. As the city is sacred in Shinto religion the Japanese located no war industries in or near it and we obliged by not bombing same.

For all of that Stopover Tokyo is a routine action/adventure Cold War story. It might have helped if 20th Century Fox had gotten Peter Lorre to do Mr. Moto in the film.


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