4 1/2. Has to be one of the more interesting movies made in Hollywood in the 1950's, interracial romance, one of the lead detectives on the case is an Asian guy and he's not in anyway like the Charlie Chan stereotype, and of course strippers and martial arts. Sam Fuller does it again. WOW. Terrific film and especially a must-see for Angelinos.
Unusual police thriller - with some delicious lighting and startling editing choices - that abandons the crime plot for almost half its length to concentrate on interpersonal relationships. The epiphany is hokey, of course, but that only serves as a reminder that cinema itself is an elaborate contrivance to portray reality.
Film noir barato y con pocos momentos que valen la pena.
La pelicula parece editada con las nalgas excepto en las secuencias de acción. El score es fantástico (jazz).
Las actuaciones son lamentables, incluso para los estandares del serie B.
A great period piece, made less than 15 years after the closure of the US internment camps. All US citizens of Japanese descent ( up to only 1/16 Japanese ancestry) were evicted, assets frozen and forcibly interned during WW2. It would not be until Pres. Carter that this was acknowledged as being for racist reasons rather than any evidence of security threat. A brave film for the time. Not just another noir.
Death, love, perceived racism, The Crimson Kimono is a bit of a strange mix, but it's also all handled with the usual brilliance that Sam Fuller brings to any film his name is on. Worth a watch, although nowhere near his best.