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The Crimson Kimono Details


Crimson Kimono stars Glenn Corbett and James Shigeta as Korean War army buddies, working side by side with the LA homicide squad. When stripper Gloria Pall is murdered, Corbett and Shigeta are sent to investigate. Both are smitten by the lovely Victoria Shaw, who is implicated in the crime. Corbett becomes jealous of Shigeta, who is deeply hurt, feeling that Corbett's animosity is borne of racism. Their friendship, and the central romance, is resolved after the detectives bring the murderer to heel in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo. Samuel Fuller's love of oriental exotica is never more pronounced than in the climactic sequences, staged before the backdrop of the Japanese New Year celebration. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:October 11, 1959


Victoria Shaw
as Christine Downs
Glenn Corbett
as Detective Sgt. Charlie Bancroft
James Shigeta
as Detective Joe Kojaku
Anna Lee
as Mac
Paul Dubov
as Casale
Jaclynne Greene
as Roma
Neyle Morrow
as Hansel
Gloria Pall
as Sugar Torch
Barbara Hayden
as Mother
George Yoshinaga
as Willy Hidaka
Kaye Elhardt
as Nun
Aya Oyama
as Sister Gertrude
George Okamura
as Karate
Robert Okazaki
as Yoshinaga
Rollin Moriyama
as Man
Edo Mita
as Gardener
Jack Carol
as Man
Carol Nugent
as Girl
Nina Roman
as College Girl
Robert Kino
as Announcer
Walter Burke
as Ziggy
Allen Pinson
as Stunt Double
Harrison Lewis
as Waiter
Stafford Repp
as City Librarian


Samuel Fuller
Samuel Fuller
Samuel Fuller
Leo Shuken
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jerome Thoms
Bernice Pontrelli
Costume Designer