Most Popular Titles With Sessue Hayakawa
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1. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.
Votes: 148,722 | Gross: $27.20M
2. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
75 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »
3. Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
Approved | 126 min | Adventure, Family
A Swiss family must survive being shipwrecked on a deserted island.
Votes: 10,075 | Gross: $40.35M
5. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–1971)
TV-G | 60 min | Comedy
Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.
6. Green Mansions (1959)
Not Rated | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A young man in the jungles of Venezuela meets a strange girl of the forest and falls in love with her.
8. The Geisha Boy (1958)
Approved | 98 min | Comedy
Gilbert Wooley is a second-rate magician who is sent to entertain the troops in the pacific. During his time in Japan he becomes attached to a little orphan boy.
9. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
60 min | Drama
A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received 18-Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year-run on ... See full summary »
10. Tokyo Joe (1949)
Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
An American returns to Tokyo try to pick up threads of his pre-WW2 life there, but finds himself squeezed between criminals and the authorities.
11. Three Came Home (1950)
Not Rated | 106 min | War, Drama
The true story of Agnes Newton Keith's imprisonment in several Japanese prisoner-of-war camps from 1941 to the end of WWII. Separated from her husband and with a young son to care for she ... See full summary »
13. House of Bamboo (1955)
Approved | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Planted in a Tokyo crime syndicate, a U.S. Army Investigator attempts to probe the coinciding death of a fellow Army official.
14. Hell to Eternity (1960)
Approved | 131 min | Biography, Drama, War
When his adoptive Japanese-American family is sent to Manzanar after Pearl Harbor, a young Chicano enlists in the marines to become a hero in the Battle of Saipan.
15. The Daydreamer (1966)
Unrated | 101 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
An anthology of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen: "The Little Mermaid," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "Thumbelina" and "The Garden of Paradise."
16. The Cheat (1915)
Not Rated | 59 min | Drama
A venal, spoiled stockbroker's wife impulsively embezzles $10,000 from the charity she chairs and desperately turns to a Burmese ivory trader to replace the stolen money.
17. Daughter of the Dragon (1931)
Passed | 70 min | Crime, Drama
Princess Ling Moy, a young and beautiful Chinese aristocrat lives next door, unbeknownst to her, to Dr. Fu Manchu, a brilliant but twisted genius who is out to rule the world. She is ... See full summary »
23. The Dragon Painter (1919)
TV-PG | 53 min | Drama, Romance
A wild man and genius becomes a master painter's disciple, but loses his divine gift when he finds love.
25. The Big Wave (1961)
73 min | Drama
Yukio, a farm boy, and Toru, a fisherboy, live in a small Japanese village that is periodically threatened by a volcano on one side and tidal waves on the other. Yukio's younger sister ... See full summary »
26. Atarashiki tsuchi (1937)
120 min | Drama, Romance
Teruo is an adopted son of an old samurai family that returns to Japan after living in Germany and is expected to marry Mitsuko. But he's struggling to readjust to Japan and intends to marry an Aryan woman.
27. The Cheat (1937)
94 min | Drama
This version of the story begins with the engineer's wife (Denise Morel) being driven to the site where her husband is building a bridge... See full synopsis »
29. The Wrath of the Gods (1914)
56 min | Drama, Romance
An American sailor falls in love with a fisherman's daughter and convinces her that Jesus is more powerful than the gods who have cursed her.
32. Temptation (1915)
60 min | Drama, Romance
Opera singer Renee Dupree is in love with struggling composer Julian who falls very seriously ill. She goes to impresario Mueller for the money Julian needs but is saved from sacrificing her virtue when a jealous lover kills Mueller.
33. The Bottle Imp (1917)
50 min | Fantasy, Drama
Lopaka, a poor Hawaiian fisherman, falls in love with Kokua, a young girl of royal blood. Her father refuses to let him marry her, though, unless Lopaka can bring him two feather cloaks ... See full summary »
37. Bonds of Honor (1919)
50 min | Drama
When Sasamoto commits treason during the Great War to pay off gambling debts, his twin brother Yamashito assumes his identity and tracks him down.
40. The Victoria Cross (1916)
50 min | Drama, History
Maj. Ralph Seton is a British army officer stationed in Cawnpore, India, when the Sepoy Rebellion--a mutiny of Indian soldiers in the Brtitish army in India--breaks out in 1857. He receives... See full summary »
45. Les Misérables: Gods and Demons (1950)
112 min | Drama
The story from Victor Hugo's classic novel about a man convicted of a minor crime who spends his entire life pursued by a zealous, relentless lawman, reset in Meiji-period Japan.
50. An Arabian Knight (1920)
50 min | Action, Fantasy, Adventure
A young Egyptian goes to the rescue of his employers, a wealthy European family, when they are menaced by a local strongman and his gang.