Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton is on shore-leave in Japan. He and his buddy Lieutenant Barton, out for a night on the town, stop in at a local establishment to check out the food, drink and ... See full summary »
Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton is on shore-leave in Japan. He and his buddy Lieutenant Barton, out for a night on the town, stop in at a local establishment to check out the food, drink and girls, 'uh, and girls' to quote Lt. Barton. Pinkerton spies Cho-Cho San and immediately falls in lust. Barton counsels Pinkerton that he can 'marry' this beautiful Japanese girl, enjoy himself with cultural approval, then sail happily on back to America unshackled, since abandonment equates divorce in Japan. Barton assures Pinkerton that once abandoned, Cho-Cho will be free to marry whomever she chooses from amongst the Japanese people. When Pinkerton's ship sails out of port, Butterfly waits patiently for her husband to come home. Three years pass. Ever with her eye toward the harbor, Butterfly holds a secret delight that she eagerly wishes to surprise her husband with: their son. Pinkerton arrives in Japan with his American bride by his side. He goes to Butterfly to make his apologies and to finally ... Written by
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 8, 1937 with Cary Grant reprising his film role. See more »
Do not weep, Mama-san.
But you are so young and never have you been away from home before.
But consider Mama-san, soon I shall be very great geisha and then you and the august grandfather and the little brother will have much money.
This is no place for the daughter of my son, the daughter of a noble samurai. I should never have consented to your coming here.
But we must live and I'm the only one who can work and help.
Your father died with honour when he could no longer live with honour.
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Another run of the mill 1930's Hollywood film with the 28 year old Cary Grant acting alongside Sylvia Sidney. There was no genius in Grant at this stage simply because the scripts were lousy and he didn't have a good director like Hitchcock on board.
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