Major Lloyd Gruver, a Korean War flying ace reassigned to Japan, staunchly supports the military's opposition to marriages between American troops and Japanese women. But that's before Gruver experiences a love that challenges his own deeply set prejudices... and plunges him into conflict with the U.S. Air Force and Japan's own cultural taboos.
Worlds apart...theirs was the daring love affair violating every rule, every custom, every centuries-old belief!
See more »
Did You Know?
Also according to Turner Classic Movies, Marlon Brando
insisted on playing Ace Gruver with a Southern accent, against the will of the director and producers. Brando adopted a nondescript Southern accent for Gruver, despite the objections of director Joshua Logan
, who didn't think that a general's son who was West Point-educated would speak that way. See more
After the doctor examines him, Maj. Gruver buttons the left coat sleeves and after the right sleeve, keeping his left hand handling the right sleeve. In the next shot he is handling the left sleeve with his right hand. See more
Are you gonna sit there with your bare face hangin' out and tell me you never heard of Tanabata?
Words and Music by Bunraku Mitsuwa Kai
, Monzaemon Chikamatsu
and Enjiro Toyosawa See more