Bridge to the Sun (Pont vers le soleil) (1961)





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This combination romance and wartime drama by Etienne Perier was unusual at the time it was released because it portrayed World War II in the Pacific from the perspective of Gwen Terasaki, a woman from the Southern U.S., married to a Japanese diplomat. Based on her autobiography, the interesting story relates how the couple left for Japan after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and remained in Japan throughout the duration of the war. Their experiences and hardships during the war are detailed, as well as the tragedy that separated them once the war was over. Since the suffering of the ordinary Japanese citizen at this time and the racial undercurrents connected to the Pacific war are brought forward, the film stirred some controversy when it was released.
Drama , Romance
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Carroll Baker
as Gwen Terasaki
James Shigeta
as Hidenari Terasaki
James Yagi
as Hara
Nori Elisabeth Hermann
as Mako Terasaki
Emi Florence Hirsch
as Mako Terasaki
Sean Garrison
as Fred Tyson
Ruth Masters
as Aunt Peggy
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Beautiful story of a Woman on vacation in Washington meets a Japanese Diplomat and marries hum.Life isn't easy for them in America or Japan,and then WWII hits.They have a daughter.Sacrifices are made,including health.She braves life mostly on her own with her daughter,in a country that hates her during wartime.Tokyo Rose is married to his childhood friend,now enemy.Great Love Story against all odds

Marilee Aschwanden
Marilee Aschwanden

Romance and love in spite of difficult politics and war. Basically it's a small town southern belle allowing a forward thinking Japanese diplomat to capture her heart.

Christopher Bergan
Christopher Bergan

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