Secret Agent of Japan

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Secret Agent of Japan
Secret Agent of Japan FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Irving Pichel
Written by John Larkin
Starring Preston Foster
Lynn Bari
Cinematography Lucien N. Andriot
Distributed by Twentieth Century-Fox
Release dates
  • April 3, 1942 (1942-04-03)
Running time
72 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Secret Agent of Japan (1942) is the first American anti-Japanese war film produced by a major studio after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The film stars Preston Foster as a nightclub owner in Shanghai who becomes involved in espionage revolving around preparations for the infamous sneak attack.


Critical reception[edit]

The New York Times reviewer panned the film, calling it "a very mild hate-brew" and "third-rate drama", and stating, "Nowadays, we doubt whether anybody, even Hirohito, will be much excited".[1]


  1. ^ T.S. (March 23, 1942). "Secret Agent of Japan (1942)". New York Times. 

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