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Tokyo Joe (1949)

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In this drama a heroic WW II Air Corpsman returns to his Tokyo home where he owned a nightclub. He left years ago after thinking that his wife had died. Upon his return, he discovers that his wife and daughter are very much alive. Unfortunately, she is now married to a lawyer. This doesn't stop the veteran from trying to win her back. While there the head of the Japanese secret service, blackmails the ex-flyer into flying smuggled war criminals into other countries with the information that the veteran's wife worked as a "Tokyo Rose" type of radio broadcaster. Later the pilot confronts her with this damning information and she explains that she was forced into it. Now the pilot must do all he can to get them all safely out of their difficult predicament.

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Cast

Humphrey Bogart
as Joseph 'Joe' Barrett
Alexander Knox
as Mark Landis
Florence Marly
as Trina Pechinkov Landis
Sessue Hayakawa
as Baron Kimura
Charles Meredith
as Gen. Ireton
Rhys Williams
as Col. Dahlgren
Kyoko Kama
as Nani-San
Gene Gondo
as Kamikaze
Harold Goodwin
as Maj. Loomis
Frank Kumagai
as Truck Driver
Tetsu Komai
as Takenobu
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In an era when Hollywood loved cut-and-dry endings, Tokyo Joe is notable for the way Humphrey Bogart's character never steps fully into the light, or out of it.

May 16, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Not much to take away from this world-weary melodrama except for a lot of gloom.

November 16, 2005 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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