Marshal Wyatt Earp kills a couple of men of the Clanton gang in a fight. In revenge, Clanton's thugs kill the Marshal's brother. Thus, Wyatt starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday.
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
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 »
Well, you've got to start somewhere.
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.
I can let you have a little money.
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.
There's a desperation about all this. It isn't like you.
You're an Englishman. Sapporo's Japanese. I have no country. I've nothing.
Those are just words, Ivan.
Feelings. And very few people ...
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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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