SECRET AGENT OF JAPAN (1942 U.S.) D: IRVING PICHEL W: JOHN LARKIN P: SOL M. WURTZEL
Preston Foster stars as an American in Shanghai who runs a bar full of ex-pats that doubles as a confidential mail drop. Noel Madison is the "jap" who muscles in on his business on the eve of a Pacific war, and Lynn Bari a mysterious woman after an important coded letter. It turns out that the letter was instrumental in the attack on Pearl Harbour in this hit historical curiosity that`s otherwise a dull espionage thriller. In b/w. With Victor Sen Yung, Steven Geray, Kurt Katch, Addison Richards, Ian Wolfe, Hermine Sterler, Selmer Jackson, Frank Puglin, Leyland Hodgson, Leslie Denison, Gino Corrado, Budd Fine, Jean del Val, Al Kikume, Arthur Loft, Cyril Ring and Tim Ryan. Foster (who died in 1970) was back to save democracy from Japanese-Americans in LITTLE TOKYO, U.S.A. later the same year.

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