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
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
It is very bad of me! But I cannot help myself! He's so tall!
Words and Music by Bunraku Mitsuwa Kai
, Monzaemon Chikamatsu
and Enjiro Toyosawa See more