Major Lloyd Gruver
Captain Mike Bailey
General Mark Webster
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“I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since it was starring Marlon Brando, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, to be honest, I’m rather surprised that this movie was at the time nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award. It’s not that the story didn’t have some potential. Back in those days, more than 10.000 US soldiers did indeed married a Japanese woman but it was something more or less prohibited or at least discouraged by the US army which was quite intriguing. Unfortunately, they actually messed up the tone. Indeed, even if it should have been a tragic romantic drama, it was fairly often rather frivolous. Even more problematic was how they portrayed the Japanese people though. First, you had the fact that the only Japanese male character was played by” read more
" Airman Joe Kelly (Red Buttons), who is Ace's enlisted crew chief, is about to wed a Japanese woman, Katsumi (Miyoshi Umeki), in spite of the disapproval of the United States military establishment, which will not recognize the inter-racial marriage. The Air Force, including Ace, is against the marriage. Ace and Joe have an argument during which Ace uses a racial slur to describe Katsumi. Ace eventually apologizes, then agrees to be Joe's best man at the wedding. (Wikipedia)"
" Martha Scott, Patricia Owens and Marlon Brando"
"First Watched 1/9/2018 Films like these are always fascinating to me because usually these are the films my generation likes to endless criticize as not being "forward thinking enough" without ever viewing it from the time and place it was set in 1957. So of course it won't be as forward thinking compared to 60 years later but for the time it was more ground breaking due to it and in hindsight if people want to criticize that aspect of a film they should take several other factors into accou"