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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After Maj. Gruver has dinner with Hana-ogi, he puts the dish and the chopsticks on the table twice. See more
What are you really afraid of, Miss Webster? You don't think it would enter Major Gruver's mind to marry a Japanese girl?
I don't know.
Then permit me to reassure you. I think Major Gruver is brave, but, uh, not so brave enough to face the censure that would result from such a marriage. As for our famous, honored Hana-ogi, there are many Japanese - most of them, in fact - who look upon marriage to an Occidental with as much distaste as your people do to one of us.
I do not feel that ...
Referenced in Rhoda: The Weekend
Mountains Beyond the Moon
Words by Carl Sigman
Lyrics by Franz Waxman See more