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House of Bamboo (1955)
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  • Rated: Unrated
  • Genre: Drama
  • Year: 1955
Audio
English: Dolby Surround 4.0, Spanish & French: Mono
Subtitles:
English, Spanish, & French / Subtitled

Synopsis

In Tokyo a ruthless gang holds up U.S. ammunition trains. Ex-serviceman Eddie Spannier arrives from the States apparently at the invitation of one such unfortunate. But, Eddie isn't quite what he seems.

Disc Information

*Feature
*Commentary by Alain Silver and James Ursin
*Trailer
*Spanish Trailer
*Fox Movietone News Clip: Behind-the-Scenes footage
*Before video, a static card will appear: This clip shows Shirley Yamauchi signing autographs, followed by Sam Fuller, Robert Stack and Shirley Yamauchi on the set being visited by Buddy Adler, head of production at Twentieth Century Fox
*Fox Movietone News Clip:Landing In Japan
*Before video, a static card will appear: This clip shows Sam Fuller, Robert Stack and Shirley Yamauchi deplaning in Japan
*Fox Noir: Call Northside 777, Laura, Panic in the Streets, & The Street with no Name

Cast & Crew

Robert Ryan ... Sandy Dawson
Robert Stack ... Eddie Kenner/Spanier
Shirley Yamaguchi ... Mariko
Cameron Mitchell ... Griff
Brad Dexter ... Capt. Hanson
Sessue Hayakawa ... Inspector Kito
Sandro Giglio ... Ceram

Reviews

Variety Staff Variety | March 26, 2009

Novelty of scene and a warm, believable performance by Japanese star Shirley Yamaguchi are two of the better values in the production.

Bosley Crowther New York Times | March 25, 2006

A lean, hard-boiled, sharp detective thriller with just a light touch of Madame Butterfly.

Don Druker Chicago Reader | May 14, 2003

One of Samuel Fuller's best, a tough, sometimes nasty, but always exciting 1955 effort in 'Scope and color that unites three of his favorite topics: military comradeship, the underworld, and the Far East.

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