Based on a true story, this compelling drama relates the difficulties of a young woman married to a Japanese diplomat during World War II, victim of suspicion and animosity from her husband's government.

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Gwen Terasaki
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Hidenari Terasaki
James Yagi ...
Hara
Tetsurô Tanba ...
Jiro (as Tetzuro Tamba)
Yôko Takahashi ...
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Hiroshi Tomono ...
Ishi
Yoshiko Hiromura
Sean Garrison ...
Fred Tyson
Ruth Masters ...
Aunt Peggy
Lee Payant
Nori Elisabeth Hermann ...
Mako Terasaki
Emi Florence Hirsch ...
Mako Terasaki
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Based on a true story, this compelling drama relates the difficulties of a young woman married to a Japanese diplomat during World War II, victim of suspicion and animosity from her husband's government.

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Although the story is set in the 1930's and 1940's, the characters' clothing and hairstyles are those of the late 1950's/early 1960's. See more »

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A Must See Film
25 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film took me by surprise with the great acting by Carroll Baker as Gwen Terasaki who is a Southern gal from the United States who meets up with a Japanese young man named Hedenari Terasaki, (James Shigeta) in the late 1930's and this couple fall deeply in love which I would call one Soul Mate meeting another. After awhile this couple have a baby girl which they love very much and she grows very close with her mom and dad. Everything is going just fine until the Japanese Government declares war on America, Dec. 7, 1941 when they bombed Pearl Harbor. The American Government immediately investigated all men who were Japanese and deported them back to Japan. Gwen Terasaki was allowed to stay in America with her daughter, however, Gwen decided to go back to Japan which they both knew would become a horrible experience for all of their family. This is a true story and it is a heart breaker, but it clearly shows that when you find your Soul Mate in life, you will do whatever is possible to stay with your loved one and sacrifice everything for each other. Don't miss this great film Classic, Enjoy.


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