Sayonara (1957) DVD Shown in its original widescreen format. Color Approx. 2hr 27 min. (Region 1 - Playable in North America - The US, Canada, Mexico, etc.)
Starring: Marlon Brando, Patricia Owens, James Garner, Martha Scott, Miiko Taka, Miyoshi Umeki, Red Buttons, Kent Smith, Reiko Kuba, Soo Yong, Ricardo Montalban Written by Paul Osborn, based on the novel by James A. Michener. Directed by Joshua Logan.
Major Lloyd Gruver (Marlon Brando), an aviation hero, is transferred from Korea to Japan. He is opposed to interracial marriages, including the marriage of his colleague Joe Kelly (Red Buttons), who decided to marry a Japanese woman(Miyoshi Umeki). However, at Joe's request, Major becomes a witness at their wedding. Lloyd has a relationship with Eileen Webster (Patricia Owens), the general's daughter, but they have a falling out. Soon he falls in love with an actress of the Matsubayashi theater named Hana-ogi (Miiko Taka). Relations and marriages between Americans and Japanese are not approved by either the leadership of the American troops or Japanese society, but this does not stop many American military men. At the end of the film, Lloyd Gruver, to the question of journalists from the Stars and Stripes newspaper: “The command will be furious, and the Japanese too; do you have anything to say?" - replies: "Yes, tell them sayonara"
“Worlds apart...theirs was the daring love affair violating every rule, every custom, every centuries-old belief!”