Sayonara

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Sayonara

japan based on novel or book u.s. air force air force major interracial relationship interracial marriage racial prejudice post war japan kabuki kobe japan

Sayonara

Release Date: December 25, 1957

Year    :   1957
Slogan    :   «"I am not allowed to love. But I will love you if that is your desire..."»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   William Goetz Productions, Pennebaker Productions
Director    :   Joshua Logan
Producers    :   William Goetz, Sally Baiano
Writers    :   Paul Osborn, James Michener
RunTime    :   147 mins.

Air Force Major Lloyd Gruver (Marlon Brando) is reassigned to a Japanese air base, and is confronted with US racial prejudice against the Japanese people. The issue is compounded because a number of the soldiers become romantically involved with Japanese women, in defiance of US military policy. Ordinarily an officer who is by-the-book, Gruver must take a position when a buddy of his, an enlisted man Joe Kelly (Red Buttons) falls in love with a Japanese woman Katsumi (Miyoshi Umeki) and marries her. Gruver risks his position by serving as best man at the wedding ceremony.




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