Sayonara

(1957)

Overview

Air Force Major Lloyd Gruver (Marlon Brando) is reassigned to a Japanese air base, and is confronted with US racial prejudice against the Japanese people. The issue is compounded because a number of the soldiers become romantically involved with Japanese women, in defiance of US military policy. Ordinarily an officer who is by-the-book, Gruver must take a position when a buddy of his, an enlisted man Joe Kelly (Red Buttons) falls in love with a Japanese woman Katsumi (Miyoshi Umeki) and marries her. Gruver risks his position by serving as best man at the wedding ceremony.

  1. Joshua Logan

    Director

  2. James Michener

    Novel

  3. Paul Osborn

    Screenplay

Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • December 5, 1957
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 27m

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