Stationed in Japan during the Korean War, U.S. Air Force Major Lloyd "Ace" Gruver falls for the beautiful Japanese actress Hana-ogi (Miiko Taka). However, he is hesitant to pursue the relationship due to the unfortunate example of his crew chief, Airman Joe Kelly (Red Buttons). Kelly, against official military advice and the prejudices of his commanding officers, married a Japanese woman, Katsumi (Miyoshi Umeki), and his military career has suffered ever since.
Director: Joshua Logan
Producer: William Goetz
Cast: Marlon Brando, Red Buttons, Miiko Taka, Miyoshi Umeki, Ricardo Montalban, Martha Scott and James Garner