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Three Stripes in the Sun (1955)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, War | 29 November 1955 (Japan)
Army Master Sergeant Hugh O'Reilly is stationed in Japan after World War II. He hates the Japanese. He meets a pretty young Japanese woman, an interpreter for the Army, and through her ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Murphy

Writers:

Albert Duffy, E.J. Kahn Jr. (New Yorker Magazine article The Gentle Wolfhound) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Aldo Ray ... MSgt. Hugh O'Reilly
Philip Carey ... Col. William Shepherd (as Phil Carey)
Dick York ... Cpl. Neeby Muhlendorf
Chuck Connors ... Idaho Johnson
Camille Janclaire Camille Janclaire ... Sister Genevieve
Heihachirô Ôkawa Heihachirô Ôkawa ... Father Yoshida (as Heihachirô 'Henry' Ôkawa)
Tatsuo Saitô Tatsuo Saitô ... Konoya
Mitsuko Kimura ... Yuko
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Army Master Sergeant Hugh O'Reilly is stationed in Japan after World War II. He hates the Japanese. He meets a pretty young Japanese woman, an interpreter for the Army, and through her learns of an orphanage in need of help. He enlists other soldiers in an effort to rebuild the orphanage, and in doing so, begins to soften in his attitude toward the Japanese people. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The Amazing Story of the Fighting Sergeant...And a Girl in a Pink Kimono!

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Drama | Romance | War

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I was there for the filming of this movie
8 December 2001 | by bobp31See all my reviews

This movie was filmed in Osaka, Kyoto, Camp Otsu and around Beiwako (Lake Biwa). My commanding officer Lt. Brazil was the officer in the movie that loaned his jeep to Aldo Ray. I also had another friend in the film Dick Simonaue that played a M. P. that had a speaking part. The film was well made and showed the resentment that some of the American service men had for the Japanese. This is understandable because it took place in that period between 1945 and 1951. Most of the men there had just fought in the war and remembered how some of the Japanese soldiers killed civilians and tortured their prisoners. After a while they begin to see that the average Japanese people were not much different then ourselves. This brought about the understanding and liking the Japanese people. The picture was finished in February of 1955 and shown in the Camp Otsu theater in June of 1955. If it ever comes back to TV I would like to tape it because of the fond memories that I have of that time. Robert


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1955 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

3 striscie al sole See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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