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This combination romance and wartime drama by Etienne Perier was unusual at the time it was released because it portrayed World War II in the Pacific from the perspective of Gwen Terasaki, a woman from the Southern U.S., married to a Japanese diplomat. Based on her autobiography, the interesting story relates how the couple left for Japan after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and remained in Japan throughout the duration of the war. Their experiences and hardships during the war are detailed, as well as the tragedy that separated them once the war was over. Since the suffering of the ordinary Japanese citizen at this time and the racial undercurrents connected to the Pacific war are brought forward, the film stirred some controversy when it was released. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast

Carroll Baker
as Gwen Terasaki
James Shigeta
as Hidenari Terasaki
James Yagi
as Hara
Tetsuro Tamba
as Jiro
Ruth Masters
as Aunt Peggy
Sean Garrison
as Fred Tyson

Crew

Etienne Perier
Director
Jacques Bar
Producer
Gwen Terasaki
Book Author
Marcel Weiss
Cinematographer
Georges Auric
Composer (Music Score)
Monique Isnardon
Editor
Robert Isnardon
Editor
Hiroshi Mizutani
Art Director
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