House of Bamboo

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Released 1955

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House of Bamboo

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Director:
Samuel Fuller
Released:
1955
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House of Bamboo is a 1950s gangster film. Filmed in post World War II Japan, brutality rages and challenges the natural beauty of Japan as Sandy Dawson (Robert Ryan), a ruthless mob boss, leads a gang of former American G.I.s through criminal activity. Dawson is a calculating, unprincipled murderer and thief who has goes unchecked until the U.S. Army joins forces with the Japanese police force to stop him. Eddie "Spanier" Kenner (Robert Stack) goes undercover and infiltrates the gang, seeking to gain Dawson's trust. Meanwhile, a quiet romance develops between the wife of a dead soldier, Mariko (Shirley Yamaguch), and Spanier. Can Spanier successfully dupe Dawson as he seeks to learn the underpinnings of the crime world? With a backdrop of brilliant cinematic footage that highlights the beauty of Japan while showcasing the effects of the war, this crime drama from director Sam Fuller is fascinating and will both mesmerize and shock you with its inherent beauty and dramatic brutality.moreless
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    Drama, Suspense

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    Crime, Classics, Film Noir