Search results for "Sessue Hayakawa"


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The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) RT 94% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Nov 2000

A classic story of English POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. British and American intelligence officers conspire to blow ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  William Holden  •  Alec Guinness  •  Jack Hawkins  •  Sessue Hayakawa

The Daydreamer (1966) RT Audience 38%

DVD release: Mar 2005

A fictional account of a teen-aged Hans Christian Anderson. In this film, young Hans runs away from home and each time he falls asleep he experiences in his dreams the ...  (more)

GENRES: Family • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Jules Bass
CAST:  Tallulah Bankhead  •  Victor Borge  •  Patty Duke  •  Jack Gilford

Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

After being shipwrecked, the Robinson family is marooned on an island inhabited only by an impressive array of wildlife. In true pioneer spirit, they quickly make themselves ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family
DIRECTION:  Ken Annakin
CAST:  John Mills  •  Dorothy McGuire  •  James MacArthur  •  Janet Munro

Green Mansions (1959) RT Audience 30%

DVD release: Jul 1994

A young Venezuelan idealist flees his native land to escape a revolution. Hoping to find peace, he goes to the mountains and the forests of the Amazon. There he encounters ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mel Ferrer
CAST:  Audrey Hepburn  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Sessue Hayakawa  •  Henry Silva

The Geisha Boy (1958) RT Audience 69%

DVD release: Feb 1992

Gilbert Wooley is a second-rate magician who is sent to entertain the troops in the pacific. During his time in Japan he becomes attached to a little orphan boy.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Jerry Lewis  •  Marie McDonald  •  Sessue Hayakawa  •  Barton MacLane

House of Bamboo (1955) RT 87% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Jun 2005

Eddie Kenner (Robert Stack) is given a special assignment by the Army to get the inside story on Sandy Dawson (Robert Ryan), a former GI who has formed a gang of fellow ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Samuel Fuller
CAST:  Robert Ryan  •  Robert Stack  •  Shirley Yamaguchi  •  Cameron Mitchell

Tokyo Joe (1949) RT Audience 40%

DVD release: Feb 2004

Joe Barrett returns to Tokyo after World War II where he once owned a bar, Tokyo Joe's, and deserted his wife Trina. They have a seven-year-old daughter. Kimura forces Joe ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Stuart Heisler
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Sessue Hayakawa  •  Alexander Knox  •  Florence Marley

Yoshiwara (1937) RT Audience 100%

Based on a novel by Maurice Dekobra, the film is set in the Yoshiwara, the red-light district of Tokyo, in the nineteenth century. It depicts a love triangle between a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Max Ophüls
CAST:  Pierre Richard-Willm  •  Sessue Hayakawa  •  Michiko Tanaka  •  Roland Toutain

Daughter of the Dragon (1931) RT Audience 25%

Princess Ling Moy, a young and beautiful Chinese aristocrat lives next door, unbeknownst to her, to Dr. Fu Manchu, a brilliant but twisted genius who is out to rule the world. ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Lloyd Corrigan
CAST:  Anna May Wong  •  Warner Oland  •  Sessue Hayakawa

The Dragon Painter (1919) RT 83% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Mar 2008

A wild man and genius becomes a master painter's disciple, but loses his divine gift when he finds love.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  William Worthington
CAST:  Sessue Hayakawa  •  Tsuru Aoki  •  Edward Peil Sr.  •  Toyo Fujita




The Tong-Man (1919)

An opium smuggler is marked for murder in this story of the Chinese Mafia.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  William Worthington
CAST:  Sessue Hayakawa  •  Helen Jerome Eddy  •  Marc Roberts  •  Toyo Fujita

The Cheat (1915) RT Audience 46%

A venal, spoiled stockbroker's wife impulsively embezzles $10,000 from the charity she chairs and desperately turns to a Burmese ivory trader to replace the stolen money.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Cecil B. DeMille
CAST:  Fannie Ward  •  Jack Dean  •  Sessue Hayakawa  •  James Neill

The Daughter of the Samurai (1937)

At the invitation of the Japanese Ministry of Education, the former “mountain filmer” Fanck directed this “cultural feature film” with Japanese actors in Japan, making this ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Arnold Fanck  •  Mansaku Itami
CAST:  Setsuko Hara  •  Ruth Eweler  •  Sessue Hayakawa  •  Isamu Kosugi

The Secret Game (1917)

In the office of Major Northfield, the quartermaster of the Pacific Coast, a leak has been discovered which may endanger the safety of American transports that are secretly ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  William C. de Mille
CAST:  Sessue Hayakawa  •  Jack Holt  •  Florence Vidor  •  Mayme Kelso

The Wrath of the Gods (1914)

An American sailor falls in love with a fisherman's daughter and convinces her that Jesus is more powerful than the gods who have cursed her.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Reginald Barker
CAST:  Sessue Hayakawa  •  Tsuru Aoki  •  Frank Borzage  •  Kisaburô Kurihara

The Bottle Imp (1917)

Lopaka, a poor Hawaiian fisherman, falls in love with Kokua, a young girl of royal blood. Her father refuses to let him marry her, though, unless Lopaka can bring him two ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Marshall Neilan
CAST:  Sessue Hayakawa  •  Lehua Waipahu  •  H. Komshi  •  George Kuwa

Gambling Hell (1942)

A thriller about gunrunners in the Far East co-starring Erich von Stroheim and Sessue Hayakawa. When the Germans occupied France, the director was forced to replace von ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Jean Delannoy
CAST:  Sessue Hayakawa  •  Mireille Balin  •  Henri Guisol  •  Erich von Stroheim

Tempête sur l'Asie (1938)

In 1918 a young and simple Mongol herdsman and trapper is cheated out of a valuable fox fur by a European capitalist fur trader. Ostracized from the trading post, he escapes ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure
DIRECTION:  Richard Oswald
CAST:  Conrad Veidt  •  Sessue Hayakawa  •  Madeleine Robinson

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