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Joe Butterfly (DVD)
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Starring: Audie Murphy, George Nader, Keenan Wynn

The man. The myth. The legendary shenanigans.

In this war-era comedy, a ragtag band of journalists working for a military magazine have three days to put together an issue “ and, faced with too few stories and too little time, the gang turns to a shady character for help.

At the end of the Second World War, the editor of the famed army weekly Yank? magazine (Golden Globe-winner George Nader, Four Guns to the Border) flies across the Pacific with his staff to document life in post-war Japan.

Handed an impossibly tight deadline, they head to Tokyos black market to search for story ideas, where they stumble upon underworld con-artist Joe Butterfly (Oscar-nominee Burgess Meredith, Rocky).

Butterfly offers the Yank staff an alternative to their run-down offices, setting them up in a plush, private mansion “ but the new headquarters, frequented by a few local ladies, are seriously against regulations.

As the Yank staffers “ one played by war hero and Hollywood legend Audie Murphy (To Hell and Back), among others “ scramble to put together an issue, the sticky situation they find themselves in grows increasingly absurd, and laughs abound.

Genre: Film

Release Date: 6th June 2016

Year of production: 1957

Director: Jesse Hibbs

Running Time: 89 min

Cat No: 164464

Barcode: 5019322644644

No Disc: 1

Certification: PG

Format: DVD

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