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Bridge to the Sun (1961)

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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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Tetsurô Tanba ...
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Yoshiko Hiromura
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Lee Payant
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Mako Terasaki
Emi Florence Hirsch ...
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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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It is on Turner Classic Movies June 19, 2008
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It is on Turner Classic Movies June 19, 2008. It is not available on VHS or DVD.

This movie had a profound effect on my wife, who saw it right after its release in 1961 with her sister. They were 11 and 8 at the time. The woman in the movie is from from East Tennessee and we are from West Tennessee. I do not understand why it was never copied and sold. It is a great movie. The historical context is meaningful for anyone interested in Pearl Harbor, World War 2, MacArthur, or the Japanese interment during WW2. It is a classic love story, on the order of Romeo and Juliet, but with world wide implications. This will be the first time my wife has seen it in 45 years !!!


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