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Tokyo Joe

Released Oct 26, 1949 1h 28m Drama List
Reviews 40% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
In the wake of Japan's surrender, American expatriate Joseph Barrett (Humphrey Bogart) hopes to revive the Tokyo club he ran before he left to fight in World War II. Soon Barrett discovers that Trina (Florence Marly) -- the wife he assumed was dead -- has married another man and has a young daughter. As an overwhelmed Barrett struggles to obtain approval for residency in Japan, he becomes the blackmail target of Baron Kimura (Sessue Hayakawa), a crime boss with a dirty job for him to do. Read More Read Less
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Christopher Lloyd Sarasota Herald-Tribune 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. Rated: 3/5 May 16, 2011 Full Review Daniel M. Kimmel Worcester Telegram & Gazette Rated: 3/5 Nov 18, 2005 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Not much to take away from this world-weary melodrama except for a lot of gloom. Rated: C+ Nov 16, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jul 4, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D Decent story far too abrupt an ending. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/17/24 Full Review Deke P 1949! BOGART! Interesting post WW2 drama, some Korea, & lots US occupied Japan. Saw a good part of it on tv 5.31,23 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/01/23 Full Review Audience Member one of the better late career bogie Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Humphrey Bogart, como es costumbre, le da clase a una cinta de drama y suspenso que intenta repetir la estructura (y el exito) de "Casablanca". "Tokyo Joe" no sera la mejor pelicula de Bogey, pero es una cinta muy entretenida y emocionante. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Humphrey Bogart, como es costumbre, le da clase a una cinta de drama y suspenso que intenta repetir la estructura (y el exito) de "Casablanca". "Tokyo Joe" no sera la mejor pelicula de Bogey, pero es una cinta muy entretenida y emocionante. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review s r The history and feel of Tokyo post WWII made this worth seeing. It also seemed almost like a continuation of Casablanca with his night club and trying to get back with his girl. I also enjoyed the whole judo scene between friends. Bogart was a bit old, but still holds his own. Hayakawa is perfect as a bad guy and to have Marly as a Russian girl added some intrigue. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In the wake of Japan's surrender, American expatriate Joseph Barrett (Humphrey Bogart) hopes to revive the Tokyo club he ran before he left to fight in World War II. Soon Barrett discovers that Trina (Florence Marly) -- the wife he assumed was dead -- has married another man and has a young daughter. As an overwhelmed Barrett struggles to obtain approval for residency in Japan, he becomes the blackmail target of Baron Kimura (Sessue Hayakawa), a crime boss with a dirty job for him to do.
Director
Stuart Heisler
Producer
Robert Lord
Screenwriter
Cyril Hume, Bertram Millhauser
Production Co
Columbia
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Oct 26, 1949, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 2, 2014
Runtime
1h 28m
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