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Tokyo Joe Movie Review Summary

Actors: Humphrey Bogart, Florence Marly, Alexander Knox, Sessue Hayakawa

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TOKYO JOE is a movie directed by Stuart Heisler in 1949.

Five years after the end of WWII, Joe Barrett comes back to Tokyo where he used to be the owner of a bar, Tokyo Joe's, before Pearl Harbour. But things have changed since then. His wife Trina has divorced him and married the lawyer Mark Landis just after the war. Joe wants her back but he's got only a 60 days visa.
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In order to obtain more time to convince Trina to leave her husband, Joe accepts to work for Baron Kimura, the former head of the Japanese secret service, by carrying goods from Japan to the continental Asia by airmail. But when Joe understands that Kimura will soon try, thanks to his airplane, to bring back the exiled bosses of the Tokyo mob, it'll already be too late. Kimura is in possession of documents proving that Trina can be considered as an American traitor because she was forced to take part in Japanese propaganda broadcasts during WWII. If Joe decides to put an end to their partnership, Kimura will denounce Trina to the American military authorities.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   rekindling lost love/marriage Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   Japanese/Asian mob Blackmail & Seduction?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan Air?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None

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