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?
was offered the role of a Japanese bride opposite Marlon Brando
but turned it down. She explained that she "couldn't possibly play an Oriental. No one would believe me; they'd laugh. It's a lovely script, however I know what I can and can't do. And if you did persuade me, you would regret it, because I would be terrible." See more
In the Kelly's house room, in front of the mirror, Maj. Gruver puts his both hands in his pockets. Next shot he is touching his wrist watch with his right hand. See more
[watching a traditional Japanese puppet performance about two doomed lovers
It is custom for lovers to die together when they can no longer face life.
It is so beautiful...
"Beautiful"? They're gonna' die, aren't they?
They will live in another world, on a beautiful lake, floating always together, like water lily.
[makes a face
Referenced in The Passion of Ayn Rand
Words and Music by Suifu Kishimoto
and Shiro Matsumoto See more