In early February 1945 as Allied Forces slowly closed the net around the Japanese army entrenched within the city ruins of Manila, the defeated Empire’s soldiers adopted a brutal and savage operation of persecution against the citizens.
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Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966) Michael D. Moore, Elvis Presley, Suzanna Leigh, James Shigeta, Musical, Comedy
The Crimson Kimono (1959) Samuel Fuller, Victoria Shaw, Glenn Corbett, James Shigeta, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Classic, hard-to-find Sam Fuller pic is intriguing noir about two detective partners, one caucasian and one Japanese, who try to solve a complicated murder case. Unfortunately, trouble arises when along the way, both of them fall in love with the key witness!
Flower Drum Song (1961) Henry Koster, Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Benson Fong, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Chinese stowaway Mei Li (Miyoshi Umeki) arrives in San Francisco with her father to meet her fiancé, wealthy nightclub owner Sammy Fong (Jack Soo), in an arranged marriage, but the groom has his eye on his star singer Linda Low (Nancy Kwan). This film version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical is filled with memorable song-and-dance numbers showcasing the contrast between Mei Li’s traditional family and her growing fascination with American culture.