Japanese War Bride (1952) AKA East is East

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Korean War veteran returns home to rural Salinas, California with his new Japanese wife, whom he met at a war hospital. The couple are forced to deal with the sometimes subtle, sometimes overt racism of his family and the townspeople, especially after the birth of their son.

Director: King Vidor. AKA East is East
Stars: Shirley Yamaguchi, Don Taylor, Cameron Mitchell, Marie Windsor, James Bell, Louise Lorimer, Philip Ahn, Sybil Merritt, Lane Nakano, Kathleen Mulqueen, Orley Lindgren, George Wallace, May Takasugi, William Yokota, Shizue Matsumoto.

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Note: Many thanks to “Fernando Hierro” over at okru for sending me this good copy (no hardcoded subs) of this hard to find film.

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  1. Steven Burstein
    December 24, 2020
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    Yoshiko/Shirley Yamaguchi made a career in Wartime Japanese films playing a Chinese Girl in films made to encourage Chinese to submit to the Japanese occupiers, because she’d grown up in China and spoke Chinese.

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