Sayonara Movie Review 1957

Information and Film Reviews for Sayonara the Movie

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An Army major is assigned to a Japanese airbase during the Korean conflict at the behest of his future father-in-law. Dissatisfied with his impending marriage, he finds himself drawn to a Japanese dancer and becomes involved in the affairs of his buddy who, against official policy, marries a Japanese woman. Tragedy surrounds the themes of bigotry and interracial marriage. Based on the novel by James Michener.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 147 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Korean War, Books to Film: James Michener, Top Grossing Films of 1957, Japan
Paul Osborn
Marlon Brando, James Garner, Ricardo Montalban, Patricia Owens, Red Buttons, Miyoshi Umeki, Martha Scott, Kent Smith, Miiko Taka
Ellsworth Fredericks
Joshua Logan
Franz Waxman
Warner Bros.


Oscars 1957: Art Dir./Set Dec., Sound, Support. Actor (Buttons), Support. Actress (Umeki); Golden Globes 1958: Support. Actor (Buttons).

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