Tokyo Joe (1949)
Front Cover Actor
Humphrey Bogart Joe Barrett
Alexander Knox Mark Landis
Florence Marly Trina Pechinkov Landis
Sessue Hayakawa Baron Kimura
Jerome Courtland Danny
Gordon Jones Idaho
Teru Shimada Ito
Hideo Mori Kanda
Charles Meredith Gen. Ireton
Rhys Williams Col. Dahlgren
Movie Details
Genre Thriller; Drama
Director Stuart Heisler
Producer Robert Lord; Henry S. Kesler
Writer Walter Doniger; Steve Fisher
Studio Sony Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 1 hr 28 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
It's hard to imagine nowadays that someone so innately bitter and cynical as Humphrey Bogart could be a major movie star--but he was, and the movies were richer for it. In Tokyo Joe, Bogart plays an Air Force colonel who returns to Tokyo after World War II to reclaim a nightclub he'd had to abandon. When he discovers that his former lover, a Russian refugee, is still alive and now married, he sets out to win her back--but in the process gets drawn into a fraudulent air freight scheme that may endanger the stability of post-war Japan, as well as a child he never knew he had. Tokyo Joe isn't a classic, but when the camera catches the lightning in Bogart's eyes or his calm voice twists into a snarl, it's a powerful jolt. His dark persona makes his virtuous acts all the more compelling. --Bret Fetzer
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1358
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/23/04
Store Copy
Owner NF
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 011
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
UPC 043396066922
Chapters
Release Date 2/10/04
Subtitles Chinese; English; French; Japanese; Korean; Portuguese; Spanish; Thai
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Black & White Color Closed-captioned