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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Debut of actress Miiko Taka. See more
At about 27:30 into the movie, Gruver passionately kisses Eileen, who is wearing a heavy coating of bright red lipstick. Though they kiss lips to lips, when Gruver's face is shown just a second after the kiss, not one bit of lipstick is on his lips. See more
Are you gonna sit there with your bare face hangin' out and tell me you never heard of Tanabata?
Referenced in Rhoda: The Weekend
Words and Music by Haseo Sugiyama
and Koji Fukiya See more