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
Worlds apart...theirs was the daring love affair violating every rule, every custom, every centuries-old belief!
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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
When Maj. Gruver is lying on a bent tree, we see him putting his right hand in his pocket. The next shot shows him with his both hands on his belly. See more
I'm so frightened and confused. I cannot think. I cannot even understand your thinking.
Referenced in Rhoda: The Weekend
Words and Music by Irving Berlin
Performed by Miiko Taka
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