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Three Stripes in the Sun (1955)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, War | 29 November 1955 (Japan)
Army Master Sergeant Hugh O'Reilly is stationed in Japan after World War II. He hates the Japanese. He meets a pretty young Japanese woman, an interpreter for the Army, and through her ... See full summary »

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MSgt. Hugh O'Reilly
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Col. William Shepherd (as Phil Carey)
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Cpl. Neeby Muhlendorf
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Idaho Johnson
Camille Janclaire ...
Sister Genevieve
Heihachirô Ôkawa ...
Father Yoshida (as Henry Okawa)
Tatsuo Saitô ...
Konoya
Mitsuko Kimura ...
Yuko
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Army Master Sergeant Hugh O'Reilly is stationed in Japan after World War II. He hates the Japanese. He meets a pretty young Japanese woman, an interpreter for the Army, and through her learns of an orphanage in need of help. He enlists other soldiers in an effort to rebuild the orphanage, and in doing so, begins to soften in his attitude toward the Japanese people. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Amours sans frontières  »

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Wonderful
26 July 2000 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Heartwarming tale, based on a true story. An American GI in Japan for the post WWII occupation hates the Japs, and is rather a grouch. But he falls in love with a Japanese orphanage worker and proceeds to do much to help the plight of the orphaned children. This includes actually stealing army supplies, and diverting them to the kids !

The story doesn't fall into the trap of being soppy or sickly sweet, and the depiction of army life is pretty realistic. A feelgood story, very well done. Highly recommended.


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