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Hayakawa, Sesshū 1889-1973

Works: 111 works in 389 publications in 6 languages and 8,873 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  War films  History  Juvenile works  Children's films  Action and adventure films  Silent films  Short films  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Costume designer, Narrator, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sesshū Hayakawa
The Bridge on the River Kwai by David Lean( Visual )

68 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 3,874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When British P.O.W.s build a vital railway bridge in enemy-occupied Burma, Allied commandos are assigned to destroy it
Swiss family Robinson by Si Wei( Visual )

8 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in English and held by 1,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This spectacular screen version of the literary classic SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON is full of breathtaking South Seas scenery, hundreds of exotic animals, and treacherous pirates. This heroic tale chronicles the courageous exploits of the Robinson family after they are shipwrecked on a deserted island. Using teamwork and ingenuity, they skillfully overcome the obstacles of nature and transform their new home into a "civilized" community. But the ultimate challenge lies ahead when a band of cutthroat pirates threaten to destroy the Robinson's Makeshift paradise. Capture the thrills, romance, and fun of this unforgettable film!
Three came home( Visual )

33 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, the Far East island of Borneo is captured by the Japanese. Based on true events this is the story of American author Agnes Newton Keith who along with her husband, a British administrator, is arrested. Their family is separated and placed into different prison camps. The camp commander takes an avid interest in the authoress, but does not intervene when she is subject to torture, starvation and humiliation at the hands of the guards. Told in agonizing detail, this is the story of her confinement and attempt at escape
Manslaughter by Per Fly( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cheat: "Edith Hardy uses charity funds for Wall Street investments in hopes of buying some new gowns. She loses all the money and borrows from wealthy oriental Tori. When her husband gives her the amount she borrowed, Tori won't take it back, branding her shoulder with a Japanese sign of his ownership. She shoots him. Her husband takes the blame. In court Edith reveals all to an angry mob."
House of bamboo by Samuel Fuller( Visual )

9 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sandy Dawson has assembled a platoon of ex-Army thugs to run pachinko parlors while pulling off bloody heists and armed robbery. The murder of a friend brings Eddie Spanier into the group, along with his beautiful mistress. But Spanier's behavior grows treacherous, and his loyalties become questionable, leading to a breathless, murderous conclusion high above the ancient city of Tokyo."--Container
The cheat by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

28 editions published between 1915 and 2015 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cheat depicts an impulsive, social climbing woman (Fanny Ward) who gambles away Red Cross funds entrusted to her. She seeks the help of an Asian merchant (Sessue Hayakawa) to save her reputation and in return becomes his property
The dragon painter( Visual )

8 editions published between 1919 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remembered mostly for his magnificent performance as the Japanese officer in The Bridge over the River Kwai, few filmgoers realize that Sessue Hayakawa was one of the great stars of the silent cinema. In many films he played a dashing, romantic lead â€" a rarity for Asian actors in Hollywood, even today. Hayakawa became so popular and powerful that he was able to start Haworth Pictures to control his own destiny. The Dragon Painter (1919) was the finest of the Haworth productions. Beautifully acted, gorgeously shot (with Yosemite Valley filling in for the Japanese landscape), and lovingly directed, the film is an absolute marvel. Hayakawa plays Tatsu, an artist living as a hermit in the wilds of Japan. Thought mad by the local villagers, he believes that his princess fiancée has been captured by a dragon. His obsession leads to artistic inspiration. It isn't until a surveyor comes across Tatsu in the mountains that his genius is discovered. The surveyor informs the famed artist Kano Indara about his discovery. Kano is desperate to find a male heir to teach his art, but when Tatsu meets Kano's daughter (played by Hayakawa's wife, Tsuru Aoki) and sees only his lost princess, a clash of wills brings the household to the brink of disaster. Long considered lost, The Dragon Painter was rediscovered in a French distribution print and brought to the George Eastman House for restoration with the original tints. The film survives today as a tribute to Hayakawaâ€"! great artistry and a shining example of Asian-American cinema. The Japanese score by Mark Izu is a remarkable work of art complimenting the film perfectly
The geisha boy by Frank Tashlin( Visual )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Struggling magician the Great Wooley (Jerry Lewis) and his lop-eared partner Harry Hare plan to dazzle audiences with magical feats during their USO tour of Japan and Korea. Jerry combines his trademark antics with a compassionate central story: an orphaned Japanese boy is drawn out of his shell by the magician's humor and caring"--Container
Zen showed me the way ... to peace, happiness, and tranquility by Sesshū Hayakawa( Book )

9 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hell to eternity( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised by a Japanese-American family, Marine Guy Gabaldon uses his language and combat skills to cause hundreds of enemy troops to surrender
Tokyo Joe( Visual )

10 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-war hero returns to Tokyo to search for his missing wife and daughter
Carmen by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

7 editions published between 1915 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Carmen] A beautiful gypsy girl uses her irresistible charms to seduce a faithful military guard so that a band of smugglers can penetrate his stronghold
The daydreamer by Kate Davies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Hans Christian Andersen falls asleep and dreams some of his most famous fairy tales
Route 66( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join Tod Stiles and Linc Case on the final leg of their epic journey across North America along historic Route 66 finding adventure, chases, and life-altering friendships that can never be forgotten
The Cecil B. DeMille classics collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmen: A poor cigarette girl falls for a bullfighter which drives her jealous guardian to murder
World War I films of the silent era( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These four short films show essential news and propaganda functions of the movies during the Great War of 1914-1918. In those days before television and radio, fiction films in movie theaters were the most widely shared public experience while news films presented the most detailed and potent images of military life and front line action. Some news films were faked but some was authentic, obtained at great risk by daredevil combat cameramen. The fourth film is a 1975 compilation of early footage
The bandit prince by Sesshū Hayakawa( Book )

6 editions published between 1926 and 1927 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tong man( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hatchet man" Hayakawa is in love with a merchant's daughter. He is ordered to kill the merchant but instead does his best to save him
Humphrey Bogart : the Columbia Pictures Collection( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TOKYO JOE (1949) -- The first American film to be shot on location in Japan since WWII, this gripping thriller finds Bogart as an expatriate American in Tokyo trying to win back his ex-wife (Florence Marly) from lawyer Mark Landis (Alexander Knox) while contending with blackmail and extortion from the former head of the Japanese secret service (Sessue Hayakawa). Directed by Stuart Heisler (I Died a Thousand Times, 1955) with cinematography by Charles Lawton, Jr. (3:10 to Yuma, 1957)
Die Tochter des Samurai( Visual )

10 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in German and Japanese and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man returns to Japan from Germany with a girlfriend, but discovers that his family has already chosen a wife for him. After the German woman rejects him, he must make an arduous odyssey through stunning scenery to prevent the Japanese woman from throwing herself into a volcano. Together they settle with their son on newly occupied land in recently conquered Chinese Manchuria
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Swiss family Robinson
Swiss family RobinsonThree came homeThe geisha boy
Alternative Names
Hayakawa, Kintarō

Hayakawa Kintarō 1889-1973

Hayakawa, Sesshū

Hayakawa Sesshu 1889-1973

Hayakawa, Sessue

Hayakawa Sessue 1889-1973

Sessue Hayakawa acteur japonais

Sessue Hayakawa actor japonés

Sessue Hayakawa attore giapponese

Sessue Hayakawa Japanese actor

Sessue Hayakawa japanisch-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Sessue Hayakawa Japans acteur

Sessue Hayakawa japansk skådespelare

Sessue Hayakawa japansk skuespiller

Sessue Hayakawa Japonský herec

Sessue Hayakawa pemeran laki-laki asal Jepang

Sesue Hajakava

Сессю Хаякава

Сесуе Хајакава

Сэссю Хаякава японский актёр

ססואה הייאקאווה שחקן יפני

سه‌سوئه هایاکاوا بازیگر ژاپنی

سيزو هاياكاوا ممثل ياباني

하야카와 셋슈

ハヤカワ, セッシュウ

ハヤカワ, セッシュウ, 1889-1973

早川 金太郎 1889-1973

早川 雪洲

早川 雪洲 1889-1973

早川雪洲 1889-1973