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104 Ratings


Directed by Joshua Logan
United States, 1957
Drama, Romance


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.

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Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1958 | 4 wins including: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

1958 | 6 nominations including: Best Picture

BAFTA Awards

1959 | Nominee: Most Promising Newcomer to Film

Directors Guild of America

1958 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Writers Guild of America

1958 | Nominee: Best Written American Drama (Screen)

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