Three Came Home Reviews

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flixsterman
Super Reviewer
February 4, 2009
Even in the midst of a Japanese concentration camp, Claudette Colbert's poise and class shines through. What an amazing, beautiful human being.
garyX
Super Reviewer
February 6, 2007
Sensitive and humane portaryal of life in a Japanese women's prisoner of war camp with a great sense of location and a very moving performance by Sessue Hayakawa as the commandant. (A role he would reprise in David Lean's Bridge On the River Kwai)
December 5, 2009
This is such a fine and inspiring film, Claudette Colbert gives a stand out performance, and Sessue Hayakawa gives an amazing supporting performance. It does tend a little too heavy on melodrama, but it's an unforgettable and beautifully done film.
January 9, 2007
Claudett Colbert! as a war wife. Could that lady act! Sessue Hayakawa gives a fine performance as a Japanese officer overseeing a prison camp in WWII. If you love the oldies, you want to see this one!
July 13, 2013
Boring and pedantic in the opening minutes - the film, and Colbert's performance, comes alive in the middle with a satisfying ending which leaves you guessing up to that last minute. While the Japanese are definitely the baddies they aren't caricatures; and the shocking moments were truly shocking to 1950 audiences - they are still alarming today.
½ May 9, 2012
Well-made production that doesn't portray the Japanese as harshly as similar films. Ended on a happy note. My favorite film with both Claudette Colbert and Sessue Hayakawa.
December 7, 2010
59% does not do this film justice. Shades of "Bridge on the River Kwai" with Sessue Hayakawa even more effective and Claudette Colbert doing the great job she always does reliving for us the Japanese POW camp. The cast of women and children were perfect for their portrayal of inmates and the range of behavior for the Japanese guards was authentic. 79%.
½ December 7, 2010
Extraordinary movie, perhaps Colbert's finest role, and a fine if brief introduction to Sessue Hayakawa in his role as Japanese camp commander and a man whose fate matches that of some of his prisoners.
October 24, 2004
This is such a fine and inspiring film, Claudette Colbert gives a stand out performance, and Sessue Hayakawa gives an amazing supporting performance. It does tend a little too heavy on melodrama, but it's an unforgettable and beautifully done film.
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