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Navy Wife (1956)

Japanese women, seeng how well American soldiers stationed in their country treat their wives, demand the same from their husbands.

Director:

Edward Bernds

Writers:

Tats Blain (novel), Kay Lenard
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Credited cast:
Joan Bennett ... Peg Blain
Gary Merrill ... Jack Blain
Judy Nugent ... Debby Blain
Maurice Manson Maurice Manson ... Capt. Arwin
Teru Shimada ... Mayor Yoshida
Tom Komuro Tom Komuro ... Ohara
Shizue Nakamura Shizue Nakamura ... Mitsuko
Robert Nichols Robert Nichols ... Oscar
Carol Veazie Carol Veazie ... Amelia
John Craven ... Dr. Carter
Shirley Yamaguchi ... Akashi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Morgan Jones ... Officer
Martin Milner
Dennis Weaver
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Japanese women, seeng how well American soldiers stationed in their country treat their wives, demand the same from their husbands.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mother, Sir! See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Mother, Sir!
Music by Hans J. Salter (as Hans Salter)
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
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Light hearted cultural comedy
17 May 2010 | by a666333See all my reviews

This is a light hearted and lightweight comedy with the family of an American Navy officer in Japan dealing with a house full of servants who interpret and misinterpret American cultural habits in various ways which lead to chaos and embarrassment. This is further complicated by the overbearing wife of the officer's immediate superior.

People watching for Shirley Yamaguchi will likely be disappointed as despite a high billing, her part is peripheral unlike her other American films (House of Bamboo, Japanese War Bride) which had her in genuine lead roles with depth.

Also lacking is any kind of visual exploration of Japan. This was filmed in the US at indoor settings and sets.


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