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Flight from Ashiya (1964)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Romance, Drama | 25 March 1964 (USA)
A flight crew tries to save the survivors of a shipwreck off the coast of Japan during a raging typhoon.

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Michael Anderson

Writers:

Elliott Arnold (novel), Elliott Arnold | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Yul Brynner ... TSgt. Mike Takashima
Richard Widmark ... L:t. Col. Glenn Stevenson
George Chakiris ... 2nd Lt. John Gregg
Suzy Parker ... Lucille Caroll
Shirley Knight ... Caroline Gordon / Stevenson
Danièle Gaubert ... Leila
Eiko Taki Eiko Taki ... Tomiko
Joe Di Reda Joe Di Reda ... SSgt. Randy Smith
Mitsuhiro Sugiyama Mitsuhiro Sugiyama ... Charlie
E.S. Ince E.S. Ince ... Capt. Walter Mound
Andrew Hughes Andrew Hughes ... Dr. Horton
William Ross William Ross ... Capt. Jerry Cooper
June Shelley June Shelley ... (as June Elliott)
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Flight from Ashiya is a 1964 film about the U.S. Air Force's Air Rescue Service, flying out of Ashiya Air Base, Japan. In this fictionalized film set in the early 1960s, a flight crew's mission is to rescue a life raft of Japanese civilians stranded in rough seas. The Airplane used in the film was the HU-16 Albatross, A flying boat. Written by Dod H

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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sacrificio sin gloria See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan See more »

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Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Tuesday Weld originally announced for Shirley Knight role. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Mike Takashima: Mike Takashima... father Japanese, mother Polish.
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Ridiculous
12 August 2005 | by dkbsSee all my reviews

If you want to see this film it helps being not too attentive. This film has a nice surface which promises an entertaining, adventurous film but unfortunately "Flight from Ashiya" instead is full of clichés, stereotypical characters and of often unintentionally funny story lines. "Highlight" is the story of Yul Brynner which takes part in Africa and which involves a super-exotic woman and a doll's house's Africa. The end of this part of the film is ridiculous and at the same time disgusting and a perfect example of the exploitation of a character for a very cheap effect. The most funny is the pathetic narrative voice-over commentary which claims that everything in this film really happened - which indeed would surprise me... All in all "Flight from Ashiya" unfortunately is a perfect argument for all the people who despises classic Hollywood films for being stereotypical and false, which this film surely is.


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