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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The only Best Picture Oscar nominee that year to be also nominated for Best Art Direction. See more
When Maj. Gruver and the Websters arrive at the hotel, the open umbrellas on the patio are tilted in different directions from shot to shot. See more
[Major Gruver is entering Joe Kelly's Japanese home for the first time
Hey, off with the shoes. You don't wear shoes in a Japanese house.
Okay, comin' off... What about the pants?
Words and Music by S. Oka See more