House of Bamboo Movie Review Summary

Actors: Robert Stack, Robert Ryan, Shirley Yamaguchi, Cameron Mitchell, Brad Dexter, Sessue Hayakawa

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HOUSE OF BAMBOO is a movie co-written and directed by Samuel Fuller in 1955.
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The setting is Tokyo, Japan. An American soldier is killed during a train robbery so the U.S. army sends Sgt. Eddie Keener (Stack) to Tokyo in order to help the American and the Japanese police to solve the case. Keener becomes Eddie Spanier, a man with a bad guy history in the U.S., and manages to infiltrate Sandy Dawson's organisation.

Since the end of WWII, Dawson (Ryan), with the help of soldiers expelled from the army, is organizing yielding robberies in Tokyo. Spanier takes part in his first armed robbery for Keener and is wounded. Instead of finishing him, as he should have done according to the gang's violent code, Keener saves Spanier's life.

As Keener's next outline is to rob an agency of the bank of Tokyo, Spanier discreetly informs the police about Keener's intention and waits for the right moment to arrest him.

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Criminal enemy is...    -   stolen goods organization If this is a criminal POV story...    -   Armed robbery!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   senior military Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets

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