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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Did You Know?
In 1956, more than 10,000 American servicemen had defied regulations and married Japanese women, as indeed had the novel's author, James A. Michener
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Several times during the movie salutes are improperly exchanged between officers and between officers and enlisted. Military protocol requires the salute of the junior officer to be held until returned by the senior officer. The same thing applies when an enlisted man salutes an officer of any rank. See more
[watching a traditional Japanese puppet performance about two doomed lovers
It is custom for lovers to die together when they can no longer face life.
It is so beautiful...
"Beautiful"? They're gonna' die, aren't they?
They will live in another world, on a beautiful lake, floating always together, like water lily.
[makes a face
Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 2
Words and Music by S. Oka See more