Joe Butterfly

Hollywood Classics Collection

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.

Cat. No: 164464
Barcode: 5019322644644
Run Time: 89 mins
Discs: 1
Cert: PG
Format: DVD
Release Date: 6th June 2016

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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.

“(Meredith) steals the show with his clever and often hilarious characterization” – T.V. Guide