Sayonara Overview:

Sayonara (1957) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Joshua Logan and produced by William Goetz.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by James A. Michener published in 1954.

Academy Awards 1957 --- Ceremony Number 30 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActorMarlon BrandoNominated
Best Supporting ActorRed ButtonsWon
Best Supporting ActressMiyoshi UmekiWon
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Ted Haworth; Set Decoration: Robert PriestleyWon
Best CinematographyEllsworth FredricksNominated
Best DirectorJoshua LoganNominated
Best Film EditingArthur P. Schmidt, Philip W. AndersonNominated
Best PictureWilliam Goetz, ProducerNominated
Best WritingPaul OsbornNominated

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Sayonara (1957): Marlon Brando and Miiko Taka

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 14, 2021 From 4 Star Films

Major Lloyd “Ace” Gruver (Marlon Brando) lands on the airbase in Korea and almost immediately gets assigned leave in Kobe. However, this leave has ulterior motives, signed by General Webster (Kent Smith), a friend of his father’s and the father of the pilot’s sometime girlfri... Read full article

Sayonara (1957)

By Beatrice on Jul 28, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Sayonara Directed by Joshua Logan Written by Paul Osborn based on a novel by James A. Michener 1957/USA Pennebaker Productions/William Goetz Productions Repeat viewing/YouTube I last saw this film on a black-and-white TV. ?It was even better than I remembered. Major Lloyd Gruver (Marlon Brando) i... Read full article

Sayonara, jerk! Don Juan Animated GIF

By Movies, Silently on Apr 29, 2013 From Movies Silently

Ciao!?Tsch?ss!?Adios! Buh-bye! Estelle Taylor has delivered a nice verbal dagger through John Barrymore’s ribs in Don Juan and she departs victorious. If you see the movie, read his lips in the aftermath. Very enlightening.... Read full article


By Alyson on Nov 2, 2010 From The Best Picture Project

Army pilot Major Lloyd ?Ace? Gruver (Marlon Brando) has just been transferred from the action in Korea to a desk job in Japan. ?There he will be closer to his girlfriend Eileen (Patricia Owens) and her military based family. ?It seems his military life has always been perfectly on track. ?Like his g... Read full article

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Marlon Brando was not the first choice for the lead role. It was offered to Rock Hudson, but he chose to make A Farewell to Arms instead.
Audrey Hepburn was offered the role of a Japanese bride opposite Marlon Brando but turned it down. She explained that she "couldn't possibly play an Oriental. No one would believe me; they'd laugh. It's a lovely script, however I know what I can and can't do. And if you did persuade me, you would regret it, because I would be terrible."
Miyoshi Umeki's Academy Award win for Best Supporting Actress made her the first Asian actor to win an Oscar. Also, as of 2010, she is the only person of East Asian descent to win an Academy Award for acting.
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