Oriental Evil

Oriental Evil is a 1951 American film directed and produced by George Breakston.[1]

Oriental Evil
Directed byGeorge P. Breakston
C. Ray Stahl
Screenplay byC. Ray Stahl
StarringByron Michie
Martha Hyer
Tetsu Nakamura
CinematographyIchirô Hoshijima
Edited byMartin G. Cohn
Breakston-Stahl Productions
Release date
September 5, 1952


Sheryl Banning, an American woman, has come to Tokyo to seek information on why her brother killed himself. She hopes to find his former business partner, Thomas Putnam, to gain some kind of understanding or explanation.

In the meantime, Roger Mansfield, a British businessman, marries a Japanese girl who is pregnant with his child. Roger one day encounters Sheryl and, after listening to her, volunteers to use his contacts in the city to help her locate Putnam if he can. Roger expresses his desire for Sheryl, who is unaware that he has a wife.

A blackmailer turns up wanting money from Roger, threatening to reveal that he and Putnam are one and the same. Sheryl overhears him being called "Tom" and suspects the truth. Roger goes on a rampage, beating his wife, causing her to lose the baby and driving her to suicide. Roger burns down the house and flees, but, when caught, falls on his own knife.



  1. ^ King, James (2012). Under Foreign Eyes. John Hunt Publishing. p. 89. ISBN 978-1-78099-049-1.

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