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FULL SYNOPSIS

One of the less famous [[Performer~P7027~Humphrey Bogart~humphreybogart]] films is this 1949 drama about post-war guilt and remembrance. Bogart plays U.S. airman and war hero Joe Barrett. During the war, he believes, his wife Trina ([[Performer~P45663~Florence Marly~florencemarly]]) died in a Japanese concentration camp. But when Barrett returns to Tokyo and the bar named Tokyo Joe that he used to own, he discovers that Trina is not only alive, but she has married Mark Landis ([[Performer~P38853~Alexander Knox~alexanderknox]]), an attorney, and they have a seven-year-old daughter Anya ([[Performer~P48926~Lora Lee Michel~loraleemichel]]), whom he suspects is really his child. Baron Kimura ([[Performer~P31162~Sessue Hayakawa~sessuehayakawa]]) forces Barrett into running an airborne smuggling operation by threatening to reveal publicly that Trina made wartime radio propaganda broadcasts. The shipment Barrett must fly includes three Japanese war criminals being brought back into the country, and Kimura insures that Barrett will comply by kidnapping Anya and holding her hostage. But the war criminals hijack the plane and are arrested. Barrett then tracks down Kimura and both die in a shoot-out which saves the life of Anya. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

Cast

Humphrey Bogart
as Joe Barrett
Alexander Knox
as Mark Landis
Sessue Hayakawa
as Baron Kimura
Jerome Courtland
as Danny
Gordon Jones
as Idaho
Teru Shimada
as Ito
Charles Meredith
as Gen. Ireton
Rhys Williams
as Col. Dahlgren
Frank Kumagai
as Truck Driver
Tetsu Komai
as Takenobu

Crew

Stuart Heisler
Director
Robert Lord
Producer
Bertram Millhauser
Screenwriter
Walter Doniger
Screenwriter
Cyril Hume
Screenwriter
Charles Lawton
Cinematographer
Morris W. Stoloff
Musical Direction/Supervision
Holt Marvell
Songwriter
Harry Link
Songwriter
Viola Lawrence
Editor
Jean Louis
Costume Designer
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