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A Girl Named Tamiko (1962)

Not Rated | | Drama | 25 January 1963 (West Germany)
A Eurasian photographer uses his women in an attempt to get American nationality.

Director:

John Sturges

Writers:

Edward Anhalt, Ronald Kirkbride (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Laurence Harvey ... Ivan Kalin
France Nuyen ... Tamiko
Martha Hyer ... Fay Wilson
Gary Merrill ... Max Wilson
Michael Wilding ... Nigel Costairs
Miyoshi Umeki ... Eiko
Steve Brodie ... James Hatten
Lee Patrick ... Mary Hatten
David Lewis ... Minor Role
John Fujioka ... Minya (as John Mamo)
Ray Teal ... Kyle Munce
Richard Loo ... Otani
Philip Ahn ... Akiba
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Theona Bryant Theona Bryant
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Storyline

Laurence Harvey plays a Eurasian photographer who is trapped in Japan, but who wants to emigrate to the United States. His visa is continually delayed, which causes him to use his charm with women to pull some strings and apply some pressure on the embassy. His romantic magnetism works on a thrill-seeking American and an aristocratic Japanese woman. Written by Anonymous

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She Violated Every Tradition of Her Honor and Country With a Man Who Had Neither! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 1963 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Mädchen Tamiko See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Wallis-Hazen See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Martha Hyer says in her biography that playing love with Lawrence Harvey needed a good stomach. According to her, he was a real life the same misfit he was in most of the films he played. See more »

Quotes

Nigel Costairs: Well, you've got to start somewhere.
Ivan Kalin: At the top! I'm not a kid anymore. And America's the place to do it in. There's only one thing I need.
Nigel Costairs: I can let you have a little money.
Ivan Kalin: Thanks. But I can get money if I can get a reputation. And that's what I have to leave with, if I expect to be anything in America.
Nigel Costairs: There's a desperation about all this. It isn't like you.
Ivan Kalin: You're an Englishman. Sapporo's Japanese. I have no country. I've nothing.
Nigel Costairs: Those are just words, Ivan.
Ivan Kalin: Feelings. And very few people ...
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imperfect but worth seeing
22 July 2007 | by a666333See all my reviews

I felt this movie did a reasonably good job of dealing with the cross cultural issues of the time and place. That is a significant accomplishment given the complexities of Japan and the lead character's mixed background. This movie can get you thinking if you take the time to watch it closely. Laurence Harvey underplays his role as usual but I think he managed to effectively convey the embittered and driven nature of the character who is also just starting to dare to listen to his feelings. France Nuyen tries but she is manifestly NOT Japanese and cannot come close to fooling anyone. She looks great and is accessible to the Western audiences that the movie was intended for but nonetheless, I was left wondering how the movie would have changed if a Japanese actress had been cast as Tomiko.

The rest of the cast delivers well although one wishes Martha Hyer's character had been given a bit more time to be developed.

Visually very well done.


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