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. Written by
"I am not allowed to love. But I will love you if that is your desire..." Marlon Brando and an exquisite new Japanese star. They LIVE James A. Michener's story of defiant desire. It is called "Sayonara"
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In the Kelly's house room, in front of the mirror, Maj. Gruver puts his both hands in his pockets. Next shot he is touching his wrist watch with his right hand. See more
The pleasure does not lie in the end itself. It's in the pleasurable steps to that end.
Referenced in The Rise of Two Legends
Words and Music by Irving Berlin
Performed by Miiko Taka
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