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The Eagle and the Hawk (1957)

Washi to taka (original title)
In this murder mystery musical, trouble comes in pairs on a cargo ship, when two brawlers come aboard and two female stowaways are subsequently discovered.

Director:

Umetsugu Inoue (as Umeji Inoue)

Writer:

Umetsugu Inoue (as Umeji Inoue)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yûjirô Ishihara ... Senkichi
Rentarô Mikuni Rentarô Mikuni ... Sasaki
Ruriko Asaoka Ruriko Asaoka ... Akiko
Yumeji Tsukioka Yumeji Tsukioka ... Akemi
Hiroyuki Nagato Hiroyuki Nagato ... Goro
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tôru Abe Tôru Abe ... Matsu
Tomio Aoki Tomio Aoki ... Tatsu
Hiroshi Nihon'yanagi ... Onizame
Kô Nishimura Kô Nishimura ... Hikobei
Kunitarô Sawamura Kunitarô Sawamura ... Oyaji
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Storyline

In this murder mystery musical, trouble comes in pairs on a cargo ship, when two brawlers come aboard and two female stowaways are subsequently discovered.

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

29 September 1957 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Il falco di Hong Kong See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Nikkatsu See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Eagle and Hawk...
9 September 2019 | by manfromplanetxSee all my reviews

An entertaining crime thriller/melodrama from Writer Director Umetsugu Inoue, set aboard an old cargo ship sailing out from Osaka bound for Hong Kong. Certainly not a musical as some summaries suggest, however there are a few light toned moments of musical distraction. Opening the tale before the ship sails is a haunting whistle from a mysterious stalker, a back lane murder of one of the ships crew re-opens a secret hidden past. Suspected are two new crew members, young and headstrong they seem at odds with the close knit crewmates. As the ship pulls out of port two separate female stowaways are discovered , too late to turn back the journey is also bound for some melodramatic romantic intrigue. Sailing out to open waters the stylish director paints a vivid pictorial of nautical life with his fabulously expressive shipboard action and a wonderful portrayal of sea-scape imagery. Terrific performances from an outstanding cast enhance this exciting twisting tale, which has surprises in store as motives and the past begin to reveal . An excellent classic film from the inspired creative hand of Umetsugu Inoue Highly Recommended !!


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