Shirley Yamaguchi, Japanese film star, plays the title role and fits naturally into the story. Her restrained personality is ingratiating. Don Taylor is good as the Korean War veteran who marries her and brings her to Salinas, Cal, for a new life in an American farming community where public opinion is prejudiced.

Shirley Yamaguchi, Japanese film star, plays the title role and fits naturally into the story. Her restrained personality is ingratiating. Don Taylor is good as the Korean War veteran who marries her and brings her to Salinas, Cal, for a new life in an American farming community where public opinion is prejudiced.

The Catherine Turney script, based on a story by Anson Bond, brings the bride up against such pitfalls as reluctant acceptance by the groom’s family, a jealous sister-in-law, anti-Jap feeling among some of the farmers and similar standard dramatic angles that go with plot. Story comes to its head when the sister-in-law spreads rumor that the child born to the couple was actually fathered by a neighboring Japanese farmer.

Japanese War Bride

Production

Bernhard/20th Century-Fox. Director King Vidor; Producer Joseph Bernhard, Anson Hall; Screenplay Catherine Turney; Camera Lionel Lindon; Editor Terry Morse; Music Emil Newman, Arthur Lange; Art Director Danny Hall

Crew

(B&W) Extract of a review from 1952. Running time: 91 MIN.

With

Shirley Yamaguchi Don Taylor Cameron Mitchell Marie Windsor James Bell
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