Appointment in Tokyo

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  • Approved
  • 1945
  • 55 min
  • 6.5  (227)

Appointment in Tokyo is a historical drama movie, released in 1945, directed by Edward Dmytryk, starring Douglas MacArthur, Chester W. Nimitz, and James Craig. The movie depicts the aftermath of World War II in Japan and the efforts made by the United States to rebuild the country. The movie centers on General Douglas MacArthur, the commander-in-chief of the Allied forces in the Pacific, who arrives in Tokyo to oversee the post-war reconstruction of Japan. He is greeted by massive destruction and poverty, with the country's population facing famine and disease.

As MacArthur surveys the ruins, he meets with Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, commander of the Pacific Fleet, and the two discuss the challenges of rebuilding Japan. They are joined by General Bonner Fellows and General George E. Stratemeyer, who discuss their strategy for rebuilding the country.

The movie also introduces Captain Matthew Hazard, a former prisoner of war who was held captive by the Japanese. Hazard is assigned to work with Japanese officials to establish a democratic government in Japan, and he becomes a mediator between MacArthur and Japanese officials.

As the movie progresses, MacArthur and Nimitz are shown touring the country, visiting factories and industries to assess their potential. They come across a group of Japanese women who have formed a sewing cooperative to provide for their families. Moved by their determination, MacArthur directs funding towards the cooperative to aid their efforts.

Appointment in Tokyo also highlights the political turmoil of the time, as Japanese officials struggle to come to terms with their defeat and the need to surrender to MacArthur. The movie shows the tense talks between MacArthur and Japanese leaders, including Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida, as they work towards rebuilding the country.

The movie's climax is an emotional and defining moment, as MacArthur and Yoshida sign the peace treaty, bringing an end to the war. The scene is filled with powerful imagery as MacArthur signs the treaty with his familiar fountain pen, a symbol of his authority and power.

The movie ends with MacArthur leaving Japan on a triumphant note, with the country finally on the path towards rebuilding and prosperity.

Overall, Appointment in Tokyo is a compelling movie that provides a unique look at the efforts made by the United States to help Japan recover from the devastation of World War II. Led by the charisma and leadership of Douglas MacArthur and the dedication of Japanese officials, the movie shows how two nations came together to rebuild and create a better future.

Appointment in Tokyo is a 1945 documentary with a runtime of 55 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5.

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    55 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (227)