House of Bamboo

  • Mon Oct 17
    9:15
House of Bamboo
director:
Samuel Fuller
cast:
Robert Ryan, Robert Stack, Shirley Yamaguchi

Writer-director Samuel Fuller’s House of Bamboo is a gangster-noir for the post-war world: hard, fast, and out of control. Shot entirely on location in Tokyo and Yokohama by the brilliant cinematographer Joe MacDonald, it gives us a look at a brutally exploitative Japanese-based American gang led by a compelling sadist (the one and only Robert Ryan). Caught up and over his head is the relatively innocent Eddie (Robert Stack), whose burgeoning love for a “kimono girl” (Shirley Yamaguchi) is counterpointed by his involvement with the complicated crime boss. Also featuring sterling performances from Cameron Mitchell and Sessue Hayakawa.

New Digital Restoration
format
DCP 'Scope color
runtime
1 hour 42 minutes
release year/country
1955 USA/Japan