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House of Bamboo

Released 1955
Distributor 20th Century Fox

Former tabloid reporter Sam Fuller’s dynamic movies have been called crude and primitive, but at their best they play like a punch in the jaw. Fox’s Darryl F. Zanuck believed in him and afforded the indie-oriented Fuller his most mainstream commercial opportunities in the 50s. This is the most exotic of the group.

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About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from birth, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Back in the day Allan was directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting, St. Elsewhere, Fame, A Series of Unfortunate Events and TV Movies like Elvis Meets Nixon and Shake Rattle & Rock as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He used to have a lost film, Get Crazy, but Kino/Lorber found it in time for Christmas 2021. His day job is teaching Film production & history at the AFI.

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