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House of Bamboo
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by Greg Muskewitz

"An early resignation of interest."
3 stars

Fraudulent and covert identities preoccupy this tale of convoluted objectives.

Military, ex-military gangs and ex-wives are all given ample space to co-mingle in. (Director Samuel Fuller makes excellent use of CinemaScope, if not discounting the etiolated color-imaging.) However monotony suggests stasis, a resignation of interest prematurely. By the time the bang-bang, rooftop chase comes about, this potboiler ceased to heat beyond tepid.

With Robert Ryan, Robert Stack and Shirley Yamaguchi.

[See it if you must.]

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2/19/18 Anne Selby geographical scenes striking plus good wins over evil 4 stars
4/03/11 brian Far from Fuller's best. Looks great, less filling. 3 stars
1/04/10 Josie Cotton is a goddess Doesn't always make sense (white yakuza?), but it's still great pulp entertainment 4 stars
7/04/05 jackal slow in parts but still worth a look 3 stars
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  01-Jul-1955
  DVD: 07-Jun-2005

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