Major Lloyd Gruver, a Korean War flying ace reassigned to Japan, staunchly supports the military's opposition to marriages between American troops and Japanese women. But that's before Gruver experiences a love that challenges his own deeply set prejudices... and plunges him into conflict with the U.S. Air Force and Japan's own cultural taboos.
"I am not allowed to love. But I will love you if that is your desire..." Marlon Brando and an exquisite new Japanese star. They LIVE James A. Michener's story of defiant desire. It is called "Sayonara"
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Did You Know?
The medal ribbons worn by some of the characters are as follows (reading left to right, top to bottom): Major Gruver Silver Star, (unknown). Air Medal, Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal (??), American Campaign Medal., Medal for Humane Action, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Korea Medal. On his right he wears a blue ribbon in a gold frame - a Presidential Unit Citation for the Air Force,
Joe Kelly Korean Service Medal, United Nations Korea Medal
General Webster Distinguished Service Medal?, Silver Star, (unknown), Army Commendation Medal, Purple Heart, Navy Expeditionary Medal (??), (unknown), Army of Occupation of Germany Medal, (unknown), American Campaign Medal., European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (with three stars), National Defense Service Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, (unknown), Order of the British Empire (for services during World War II?), (unknown), (unknown) It is interesting to note that General Webster has no medals for service in Korea. (Source: Wikipedia) See more
After the doctor's examination, Maj. Gruver removes a pistol from its holster, and again after the cut. See more
You know what I saw yesterday? I saw two rocks that just got married.
I saw two rocks that got married. And they looked very happy together, too.
Oh, I'll bet they did.
Words and Music by Suifu Kishimoto
and Shiro Matsumoto See more