A Girl Named Tamiko (1962)

110 mins | Drama | 1962

Director:

John Sturges

Writer:

Edward Anhalt

Cinematographer:

Charles Lang Jr.

Editor:

Warren Low

Production Designers:

Walter Tyler, Hal Pereira

Production Company:

Hal Wallis Productions
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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed at the Toshogu Shrine at Nikko, the Todaiji Temple, Lake Biwa near Kyoto, and ... More Less

Location scenes filmed at the Toshogu Shrine at Nikko, the Todaiji Temple, Lake Biwa near Kyoto, and Tokyo. More Less

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LITERARY
Based on the novel A Girl Named Tamiko by Ronald de Levington Kirkbride (New York, 1959).
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
Honolulu, Hawaii, opening: 27 December 1962
Copyright Claimant:
Hal Wallis Productions
Copyright Date:
28 December 1962
Copyright Number:
LP23734
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Technicolor
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
110
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Ivan Kalin is a cynical and calculating Russo-Chinese photographer working in Tokyo. Embittered because the Japanese killed his parents, he attempts to get a visa to the United States by currying favor with Fay Wilson, a receptionist at the U. S. Embassy. Ivan begins an affair with her in the hopes of meeting Max Wilson, Fay's "protector" and a good business contact. Eiko, a bar hostess living with Ivan, realizes that she has lost him and moves in with Ivan's art dealer friend, Nigel Costairs, an expatriate from England who eventually marries Eiko. A short time later, Ivan meets Tamiko, the daughter of an old and respected Japanese family, who is the librarian at the Foreign Press Club. In the hopes of making a name for himself before reaching the United States, Ivan persuades Tamiko to introduce him to Kimitaka, a famous Japanese painter. Though forbidden to photograph the painter, he does so anyway and his photographs are a success. At the same time, Ivan finds himself falling in love with Tamiko. Fay maintains her sexual hold on him by arranging to take him to the United States, and, despite his love for Tamiko, he decides to leave Japan. Once at the airport, however, he realizes he cannot go with Fay. After making his apologies, he dashes off to find ... +


Ivan Kalin is a cynical and calculating Russo-Chinese photographer working in Tokyo. Embittered because the Japanese killed his parents, he attempts to get a visa to the United States by currying favor with Fay Wilson, a receptionist at the U. S. Embassy. Ivan begins an affair with her in the hopes of meeting Max Wilson, Fay's "protector" and a good business contact. Eiko, a bar hostess living with Ivan, realizes that she has lost him and moves in with Ivan's art dealer friend, Nigel Costairs, an expatriate from England who eventually marries Eiko. A short time later, Ivan meets Tamiko, the daughter of an old and respected Japanese family, who is the librarian at the Foreign Press Club. In the hopes of making a name for himself before reaching the United States, Ivan persuades Tamiko to introduce him to Kimitaka, a famous Japanese painter. Though forbidden to photograph the painter, he does so anyway and his photographs are a success. At the same time, Ivan finds himself falling in love with Tamiko. Fay maintains her sexual hold on him by arranging to take him to the United States, and, despite his love for Tamiko, he decides to leave Japan. Once at the airport, however, he realizes he cannot go with Fay. After making his apologies, he dashes off to find Tamiko. +

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