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The Wind Cannot Read is a tearful British star crossed romance effort set against the backdrop of World War II. RAF officer Dirk Bogarde is assigned to learn Japanese in order to interrogate prisoners. His language instructor is the lovely Yoko Tani, daughter of an anti-Tojo businessman. Bogarde and Tani fall in love and secretly marry. Not long afterward, Borgarde is captured and tortured by the Japanese. While listening to the POW camp radio loudspeaker, he hears the voice of Tani, broadcasting anti-British propaganda. At first heartbroken, Bogarde vows to be reunited with Tani when he discovers that she is dying from brain disease. Escaping from the camp, Bogarde finally makes his way to the hospitalized Tani, where they share a tender moment before death enshrouds her. Richard Mason based his script for The Wind Cannot Read on his own novel. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Dirk Bogarde
as Flight Lt. Michael Quinn
Yoko Tani
as "Sabby"
John Fraser
as Flight Officer Munroe
Anthony Bushell
as Brigadier
Michael Medwin
as Flight Officer Lamb
Henry Okawa
as Lt. Nakamura
Marne Maitland
as Bahadur
Richard Leech
as Hobson
Anthony Wager
as Moss
Donald Pleasence
as Doctor
Joy Michael
as First Nurse
Avice Landone
as Nurse


Ralph Thomas
Betty E. Box
Maurice Carter
Art Director
Beatrice Dawson
Costume Designer
Vera Lynn