House of Bamboo
DIRECTOR: SAMUEL FULLER
CAST: ROBERT RYAN, ROBERT STACK, SHIRLEY YAMAGUCHI
Making the first CinemaScope Technicolor production to shoot on location in Japan, Fuller employed a dynamic visual approach which combined the iconographic impact of Edo period woodblock printmaking and American comic art. Two of the most intense American actors of this or any period, Robert Ryan and Robert Stack, face off in a crime thriller that touches on Japanese parochialism and the malfeasance of occupying U.S. G.I.’s, leading to a thrilling finale above the rooftops of Tokyo.