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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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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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The Continental
(uncredited)
Written by Con Conrad and Herb Magidson
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Finding home
23 September 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Set in post war Japan. A flight crash lands and a 6 year old American boy is found by a fisherman who takes him to his house, his wife nurses him back to health. The young lad gets on well with the fisherman's son but when they hear that the police are arriving both boys think they are in trouble and leave for Tokyo.

Pretty soon both sets of distraught parents are looking for them as the boys to their best to evade the police and end up in bars and clubs.

This is an amiable but casual and contrived film, it really is a B feature because it stars Cameron Mitchell who was well known for them.

There are nice shots of post war Japan and shows mutual respect between the Americans and Japanese, laudable given this was made 11 years after the war ended.


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