Sayonara 65 years old

"I am not allowed to love. But I will love you if that is your desire..."

Sayonara

Air Force Major Lloyd Gruver (Marlon Brando) is reassigned to a Japanese air base, and is confronted with US racial prejudice against the Japanese people. The issue is compounded because a number of the soldiers become romantically involved with Japanese women, in defiance of US military policy. Ordinarily an officer who is by-the-book, Gruver must take a position when a buddy of his, an enlisted man Joe Kelly (Red Buttons) falls in love with a Japanese woman Katsumi (Miyoshi Umeki) and marries her. Gruver risks his position by serving as best man at the wedding ceremony.

Credits

Sayonara Cast

Name Character
Dennis Hopper He was 21, 74 years old when he died as MP in Kelly's House / MP at Tokyo Airport (voice) (uncredited)
James Garner He was 29, 86 years old when he died as Capt. Mike Bailey
Marlon Brando He was 33, 80 years old when he died as Major Lloyd Gruver
Martha Scott She was 45, 90 years old when she died as Mrs. Webster
Patricia Owens She was 32, 75 years old when she died as Eileen Webster
Red Buttons He was 38, 87 years old when he died as Joe Kelly
Miyoshi Umeki She was 28, 78 years old when she died as Katsumi
Douglass Watson He was 36, 68 years old when he died as Col. Craford
Reiko Kuba as Fumiko-san
Kent Smith He was 50, 78 years old when he died as Gen. Webster
Miiko Taka She was 32, now 97 years old as Hana-ogi
Ricardo Montalb√°n He was 37, 88 years old when he died as Nakamura
Soo Yong She was 54, 80 years old when she died as Terukosan

Sayonara Crew

Name Department
Paul Osborn as Screenplay. He was 56 (86) years old when He died Writing
Robert Priestley as Set Decoration. He was 56 (85) years old when He died Art
Franz Waxman as Original Music Composer. He was 50 (60) years old when He died Sound
Arthur P. Schmidt as Editor. He was 45 (52) years old when He died Editing
Ted Haworth as Art Direction. He was 40 (75) years old when He died Art
Ellsworth Fredericks as Director of Photography. He was 53 (89) years old when He died Camera
Joshua Logan as Director. He was 49 (79) years old when He died Directing
William Goetz as Producer. He was 54 (66) years old when He died Production
James Michener as Novel. Writing
Sayonara poster
Sayonara (65 years)

"I am not allowed to love. But I will love you if that is your desire..."

  • Release day: Wednesday, December 25, 1957
  • Runtime: 147 minutes