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Japanese War Bride (1952)

Approved | | Drama | 7 April 1952 (UK)
Korean War veteran returns home to rural Salinas, California with his new Japanese wife, whom he met at a war hospital. The couple are forced to deal with the sometimes subtle, sometimes ... See full summary »

Director:

King Vidor

Writers:

Anson Bond (story), Catherine Turney
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley Yamaguchi ... Tae Shimizu
Don Taylor ... Jim Sterling
Cameron Mitchell ... Art Sterling
Marie Windsor ... Fran Sterling
James Bell ... Ed Sterling
Louise Lorimer ... Harriet Sterling
Philip Ahn ... Eitaro Shimizu
Sybil Merritt Sybil Merritt ... Emily Shafer
Lane Nakano Lane Nakano ... Shiro Hasagawa
Kathleen Mulqueen Kathleen Mulqueen ... Mrs. Milly Shafer
Orley Lindgren ... Ted Sterling
George Wallace ... Woody Blacker
May Takasugi May Takasugi ... Emma Hasagawa
William Yokota William Yokota ... Mr. Hasagawa
Shizue Matsumoto Shizue Matsumoto ... Tae's Mother (as Susie Matsumoto)
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Korean War veteran returns home to rural Salinas, California with his new Japanese wife, whom he met at a war hospital. The couple are forced to deal with the sometimes subtle, sometimes overt racism of his family and the townspeople, especially after the birth of their son. Written by Bob Broderick <bbroder@mit.edu>

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THERE WAS NO EAST OR WEST WHEN THEIR LIPS MET! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

7 April 1952 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

East is East See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Boring, poor attempt to face social issues of the time
13 October 2011 | by wooley4See all my reviews

Over dramatic movie featuring an over dramatic family trying to deal with a Japanese woman. This movie trying to shed light on what its like to be a Japanese war bride after WWII. Maybe it was interesting if you were alive and faced these issues at the time. Not much of a story consists mostly of people talking and being idiots. This would be a boring play much less a movie. If you love old movies that should have been plays... GO FOR IT. If you like movies with actual substance and is not entirely based on the hope that you care a ton about 1 outdated social issue. You may want to find another movie. Any movie. I have no idea why people would think this is a good movie.


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