The Crimson Kimono (1959)
Average Rating: 7.2/10
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Release Date: Oct 1, 1959 Wide
Average Rating: 3.7/5
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Crimson Kimono stars Glenn Corbett and James Shigeta as Korean War army buddies, working side by side with the LA homicide squad. When stripper Gloria Pall is murdered, Corbett and Shigeta are sent to investigate. Both are smitten by the lovely Victoria Shaw, who is implicated in the crime. Corbett becomes jealous of Shigeta, who is deeply hurt, feeling that Corbett's animosity is borne of racism. Their friendship, and the central romance, is resolved after the detectives bring the murderer to
Oct 1, 1959 Wide
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... filmed with great moments of location atmosphere, [this] is one of Fuller's most striking commentaries on race.
The Crimson Kimono is mostly a hard-boiled cop thriller, but also manages to make a defiant anti-racist statement without ever getting on a soapbox.
Beyond the preponderance of sweaty close-ups and rat-a-tat-tat cutting in Fuller's films, his peacetime cinema views relationships as a string of tribal skirmishes.
Harry Sukman's score courts condescension whenever the action shifts to Little Tokyo, but it's the film's only slip.
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