Three Came Home (February 20, 1950)

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Three Came Home
 

Released on February 20, 1950: The true story of Agnes Newton Keith as a World War II prisoner of war in Borneo.

Produced by Nunnally Johnson

Directed by Jean Negulesco

The Actors: Claudette Colbert (Agnes Newton Keith), Patric Knowles (Harry Keith), Florence Desmond (Betty Sommers), Sessue Hayakawa (Colonel Suga), Sylvia Andrew (Henrietta Thomas), Mark Keuning (George Keith), Agnes Newton Keith (English woman), Phyllis Morris (Sister Rose), Howard Chuman (Lieutenant Nekata), Patricia O'Neal (English woman), John Burton (elderly resident), Campbell Copelin (English radio announcer), Leslie Denison (English radio announcer), Devi Dja (Ah Yin), Frank Emi (Japanese soldier), Stanley Fraser (Englishman), Alex Frazer (Doctor Bandy), Jerry Fujikawa (Japanese soldier), John Furukawa (Japanese soldier), Gene Gondo (Japanese guard), Clarke Gordon (Australian prisoner of war), Jim Hagimori (Japanese sea captain), Otto Han (Japanese soldier), Billy Henry (English boy), Mimi Heyworth (woman prisoner), Kurt Hiroshima (Japanese guard), Albert Hirota (Japanese guard), Robin Hughes (Australian prisoner of war), Shig Imori (Japanese guard), George Ito (Japanese guard), Tika Iwashaiki (Japanese Captain), Peter James (English boy), Virginia Keiley (woman prisoner), Robert Kino (Japanese officer), Robert Kishita (Japanese officer), Frank Kumagai (Japanese soldier), George Kunitake (Japanese soldier), Ken Kurosa (orderly), George Leigh (Australian prisoner of war), Sung Li (Wilfred), James Logan (Australian prisoner of war), Lee MacGregor (sailor), Drue Mallory (woman prisoner), John Mantley (Australian prisoner of war), Harry Martin (Australian prisoner of war), David Matshushama (evil guard), Bob Matsuo (Japanese soldier), Rollin Moriyama (Japanese officer), Tom Muramada (Japanese guard), Giro Murashami (orderly), Ralph Nagai (Japanese guard), Charles Nakauchi (Japanese guard), George Natsume (Japanese guard), Hiroshi Neeno (Japanese officer), Patrick O'Moore (Australian prisoner of war), Bob Oku (Japanese soldier), Tom Omori (Japanese officer), Sam 'Isami' Ono (Japanese soldier), Melinda Plowman (English girl), Jean Prescott (English woman), Duncan Richardson (English boy), Al Saijo (Japanese boat pilot), Frank Saito (Japanese soldier), Jim Saito (Japanese soldier), Carol Savage (woman prisoner), Yutaka Shimahara (Japanese soldier), Arthur Shira (Japanese soldier), Robert Shirahama (Japanese doctor), John Shulick (Englishman), Leslie Thomas (wet man), Arthur Tovey (Borneo Englishwoman), George Utsunomiya (Japanese officer), Peter J. Votrian (Charles), Douglas Walton (Australian prisoner of war), Helen Westcott (woman prisoner), Kermit Whitfield (Commander Pritchard), Patrick Whyte (Englishman), Leonard Willey (Governor General), Roy Yamadero (Japanese officer), Jimmy Yamaguchi (Japanese guard), Mazaji 'Butch' Yamamoto (Japanese Sergeant), Yamato Cain Yamasaki (Japanese officer), James Yanari (First Lieutenant), Mas Yoshida (Japanese Guard), Akira Yoshihara (Japanese guard)

 

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The Horror of War for Women

As I write this, I am four years into sharing public domain motion pictures with the world. I've had this movie in my possession even before I started my web site, and many days I see the movie files for this story and think that it is time to share this movie . . . but every time I find a reason to postpone that task. In those years I have watched this movie at least two times when it was shown on the classic movie cable television channel . . . and I realize the historic importance of this true story, and I still take pause before adding it to my web site. You see, I get great joy out of the laughter, adventure and excitement provided by motion pictures, and in this movie there is no joy . . . no laughter . . . not even comedy relief in the true tale of courageous women prisoners in Borneo during the Second World War. Agnes Newton Keith was the daughter of one of the founders of the Del Monte Company and after college at Berkeley became a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. After marrying British born Henry 'Harry' Keith her interests turned to writing books, and her first notable book was 'Land Below the Wind,' about life in Borneo, where her husband served as Conservator of Forests and Director of Agriculture for the government of Borneo. When Japan entered World War II by attacking Pearl Harbor and all of the South Pacific lands between Japan and Hawaii, Agnes, her husband and her young son were thrust into a war that they did not want any part of. Today it is time that I add this important historic story of war in the South Pacific, albeit with no joy in my heart as I do so . . . but maybe in watching the sorrow of Agnes and the British women and children she was held prisoner with we can discover that today as we grumble about our daily misfortunes, we should recognize our days as occasions for joy instead of grumbling.

Alex Frazer
Alex Frazer
Claudette Colbert and Mark Keuning
Claudette Colbert and Mark Keuning
Claudette Colbert and Sylvia Andrew
Claudette Colbert and Sylvia Andrew
Florence Desmond with actor playing a Japanese guard
Florence Desmond with actor playing a Japanese guard
Florence Desmond
Florence Desmond
Mark Keuning
Mark Keuning
Patric Knowles
Patric Knowles
Patric Knowles and Claudette Colbert
Patric Knowles and Claudette Colbert
Patric Knowles and Claudette Colbert
Patric Knowles and Claudette Colbert
Patric Knowles
Patric Knowles
Sessue Hayakawa
Sessue Hayakawa