Joe Butterfly DVD


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 Tokyo's 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. [show more]

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06 June 2016
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Jesse Hibbs directs this 1950s comedy starring Audie Murphy and George Nader. After the Japanese surrender, American troops are sent to Tokyo and, among them, are a group of journalists who produce the weekly Army magazine 'Yank'. Given the task of publishing their latest issue in just three days, the American journalists go deep into Tokyo's black market in search of a story. When they come across a con artist known as Joe Butterfly (Burgess Meredith) who promises to show them how the rich and famous live in the exotic country, the Americans soon find themselves in over their heads living the high life in a Japanese mansion with an endless supply of beautiful women. Will they get their story written in time to meet their deadline?