Japanese War Bride
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- Run Time: 1 hours, 31 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: July 15, 2015
- Originally Released: 1952
- Label: Reel Vault
- Encoding: Region [unknown]
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Don Taylor & Shirley Yamaguchi|
|Performer:||Tetsu Komai, Lane Nakano, James Bell, Orley Lindgren, Cameron Mitchell, Jerry Fujikawa, Marie Windsor, Sybil Merritt, Philip Ahn & George D. Wallace|
|Directed by||King Vidor|
|Edited by||Terry O. Morse|
|Screenwriting by||Catherine Turney|
|Composition by||Arthur Lange & Emil Newman|
|Art Direction by||Charles D. Hall|
|Produced by||Joseph Bernhard|
|Director of Photography:||Lionel Lindon|
One of a cycle of films on racial tolerance that appeared in the postwar period, JAPANESE WAR BRIDE stars Don Taylor as Korean War veteran Jim Sterling. He returns from the war to his family's farm in California's Salinas Valley, bringing with him a Korean wife, Tae Shmizu (Shirley Yamaguchi), the nurse who had cared for him during his convalesence. The reactions of his extended family are a mixture of resentment, acceptance, discomfort, and stoicism. The anxious Tae tries to take a cue on correct behavior from the neighboring family of second-generation Japanese headed by Mr. Hasagawa (William Yokota). Unfortunately, Jim's former girlfriend and current sister-in-law, Fran (Marie Windsor), starts a venomous letter-writing campaign intended to persuade members of the bigoted growers association that Jim's recently born child was fathered by a member of the Hasagawa family, an act that threatens the future of his father's business. Tae runs away, taking refuge among the fisherman of Moneterey's Japanese-American community, and Jim begins a desperate search for his wife.
Family Interaction | Race Relations | War | World War II | Love Story | Marriage | Theatrical Release
- Vidor took over the director's chair on the film only after preproduction was completed, with the cast and script already set.
- The Salinas Valley, the setting for the film, was the site of many vicious attacks on the few Japanese brave enough to return to their homes from internment camps in the early part of 1945.
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