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The Crimson Kimono
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Samuel Fuller (written by)
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Release Date:
October 1959 (USA) See more »
Plot:
Two detectives seek a stripper's killer in the Japanese quarter of Los Angeles, but a love triangle threatens their friendship. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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(15 articles)
James Shigeta Dead: Die Hard, Mulan, Flower Drum Song Actor Dies at 81
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R.I.P. James Shigeta
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Surprisingly good See more (34 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Victoria Shaw ... Christine Downs

Glenn Corbett ... Det. Sgt. Charlie Bancroft

James Shigeta ... Det. Joe Kojaku

Anna Lee ... Mac
Paul Dubov ... Casale
Jaclynne Greene ... Roma
Neyle Morrow ... Hansel

Gloria Pall ... Sugar Torch
Pat Silver ... Mother (as Barbara Hayden)
George Yoshinaga ... Willy Hidaka
Kaye Elhardt ... Nun
Aya Oyama ... Sister Gertrude
George Okamura ... Charlie, karate teacher
Ryosho S. Sogabe ... Priest (as Reverend Ryosho S. Sogabe)
Bob Okazaki ... George Yoshinaga (as Robert Okazaki)
Fuji ... Shuto
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walter Burke ... Ziggy (uncredited)
Jack Carol ... Man (uncredited)
Robert Kino ... Announcer (uncredited)
Harrison Lewis ... Waiter (uncredited)

David McMahon ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Edo Mita ... Gardener (uncredited)
Torau Mori ... Kendo Referee (uncredited)
Rollin Moriyama ... Man (uncredited)
Carol Nugent ... Girl (uncredited)
Brian O'Hara ... Police Captain (uncredited)

Stafford Repp ... City Librarian (uncredited)
Nina Roman ... College Girl (uncredited)
Katie Sweet ... Child (uncredited)
Chiyo Toto ... Woman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Samuel Fuller 
 
Writing credits
Samuel Fuller (written by)

Produced by
Samuel Fuller .... producer
 
Original Music by
Harry Sukman 
 
Cinematography by
Sam Leavitt (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jerome Thoms 
 
Art Direction by
Robert F. Boyle  (as Robert Boyle)
William Flannery  (as William E. Flannery)
 
Set Decoration by
James Crowe  (as James M. Crowe)
 
Costume Design by
Bernice Pontrelli 
 
Makeup Department
Clay Campbell .... makeup supervisor
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Floyd Joyer .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
John P. Livadary .... recording supervisor (as John Livadary)
J.S. Westmoreland .... sound (as Josh Westmoreland)
 
Stunts
Stacy Morgan .... stunts (uncredited)
Allen Pinson .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator
Harry Sukman .... conductor
 
Other crew
George Okamura .... technical advisor: martial arts (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
82 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Trivia:
Film debut of Glenn Corbett.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the final scenes in which Joe, Chris, and Charlie are making up, Mac is not present, however she is with the group when they race from the restaurant in pursuit of Hansel. In the next shot, as they enter the doll show, Mac is gone, again. Then when the pursuit goes back to the streets, Mac and Chris are racing through the crowd holding hands.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Slanted Screen (2006)See more »

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16 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly good, 13 March 2005
Author: eifert from United States

This is a crackerjack little noir that actually got better as it went along. It begins with a chesty stripper with blonde hair down to her butt running down the street being chased by a gunman. I thought, "OK. I know what kind of movie this is going to be. Pure B movie with cheesy dialog." Well, it actually develops into an excellent character study about two cops - best friends - one white and one Asian. They both fall in love with the same women while investigating the crime. Along the way they meet up with a boozy middle-aged female artist that's always around to give handy advice and the required colorful commentary. The black-and-white photography is not as artistic as the films noir from the 40's but the night shots of Chinatown in San Fran looked exotic. Recommended.

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