The Crimson Kimono (1959)

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  1. llanes13

    llanes13 Guest



    Rating: 6.9/10
    Runtime: 82
    Language: English
    Country: U.S.
    Color: Black and White

    Description: Sam Fuller's The Crimson Kimono kicks off with the shooting of a stripper named Sugar Torch, who staggers out of her seedy place of business to die in the middle of a busy Los Angeles street. It's a suitably lurid beginning to this perfectly Fuller-ian blend of gritty pulp noir, over-the-top melodrama, and in-your-face social commentary. Two detectives, one white (Glenn Corbett) and the other Japanese-American (James Shigeta), roommates and best friends since serving together in the Korean War, are sent to investigate the murder, and along the way have a vicious, jealousy-fueled falling out over a beautiful painter (Victoria Shaw), whose work is involved in the crime. Shot in and around Los Angeles' Little Tokyo neighborhood, The Crimson Kimono has a surprisingly complex take on racial and cultural prejudice, and a blunt, almost cynical view of human relationships ("Love is like a battle," says one character, "Somebody has to get a bloody nose."). This provocative film was received rather poorly at the time, but the daringly prolonged interracial kiss that concludes it packs more of a wallop than anything in the more earnest social issue movies of the day.

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  2. ryfaba789

    ryfaba789 New Member

    Feb 14, 2014
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    What? An American girl in the arms of a Japanese boy? How shocking! (being sarcastic) Isn't it amazing how times have changed? I imagine this film was shocking and repulsive when it came out in 1959. I'm so glad things are different now. I think Oriental women are the most beautiful in the world. And 'variety is the spice of life'.

    Thanks! :yahoo:
  3. Excellent. THX.
    ... and about oriental women I completely agree with Fotoguy.


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