Tokyo Rose (film)

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Tokyo Rose
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Directed by Lew Landers
Screenplay by Daniel Mainwaring
Maxwell Shane
Produced by William H. Pine
Starring Byron Barr
Osa Massen
Donald Douglas
Keye Luke
Cinematography Fred Jackman Jr.
Edited by Henry Adams
Howard A. Smith
Music by Rudy Schrager
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • February 8, 1946 (1946-02-08)
Running time
69 minutes
CountryUnited States

Tokyo Rose is a 1946 American war thriller film directed by Lew Landers and starring Byron Barr, Osa Massen, Donald Douglas and Keye Luke. [1] It was produced by Pine-Thomas Productions and was released on February 8, 1946, by Paramount Pictures. [2] It is a completely fictitious story inspired by the Tokyo Rose World War II propaganda broadcasts, and is not based on the real story of Iva Toguri. [3]



Pete Sherman an American prisoner of war being held in Japan during World War II is enlisted by his captors to take part in broadcasts designed to weaken Allied morale. He manages to escape and with the help of a war correspondent from neutral Ireland by impersonating a Swedish journalist killed in a recent bombing raid. He is also aided by Greta, the sister of the dead man. Put in touch with the anti-government underground, and he hatches a plan to kidnap Tokyo Rose.


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  1. Tucker p.94
  2. Hal Erickson (2013). "Tokyo Rose review summary". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times . Archived from the original on 6 December 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  3. Close p.290