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Hayakawa, Sesshū 1889-1973

Works: 88 works in 314 publications in 7 languages and 8,120 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  War films  Children's films  Action and adventure films  Silent films  Short films  Comedy films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Costume designer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The Bridge on the River Kwai by David Lean( Visual )

67 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British soldiers captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge which a commando team is instructed by the British High Command to destroy
Swiss family Robinson by Madeleine Du Vivier( Visual )

8 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in English and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shipwrecked on a deserted island far from civilization, the Robinson family must learn how to survive
Three came home by Jean Negulesco( Visual )

26 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and held by 332 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
House of bamboo by Samuel Fuller( Visual )

6 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 271 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
Manslaughter by Per Fly( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 265 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."
The cheat by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

28 editions published between 1915 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 247 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 )

6 editions published between 1919 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 has been captured by a dragon. His obsession leads to artistic inspiration
The geisha boy by Frank Tashlin( Visual )

18 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 198 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
Hell to eternity( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 136 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
Switchback by Stuart Heisler( Visual )

8 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-war hero returns to Tokyo to search for his missing wife and daughter
The daydreamer by Kate Davies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Hans Christian Andersen encounters characters in his daydreams from some of his most famous fairy tales including The Little mermaid and The Emperor's new clothes
Route 66( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 65 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
World War I films of the silent era( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 40 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 Tong man( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 23 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 in this story about opium and the Chinese Mafia
Green mansions by Mel Ferrer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abel is a political fugitive seeking gold in South America to fund his revenge against his father's assassins. Imprisoned by natives, he's told to enter the forbidden forest & kill Rima, an innocent whom the Indians think is an evil spirit. Abel & Rima are drawn to each other & start a quest of their own, but destiny awaits them
The daydreamer Lyrics by Jules Bass. Original soundtrack recording by Maury Laws( Recording )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forfaiture by Marcel L'Herbier( Visual )

6 editions published between 1937 and 1995 in French and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denise est allée rejoindre son mari en Mongolie où il travaille comme ingénieur du génie civil. Un soir, elle perd beaucoup au jeu et demande de l'argent au prince Hu-Long qui lui fait aussitôt
Sessue Hayakawa : silent cinema and transnational stardom by Daisuke Miyao( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical biography of Sessue Hayakawa, a Japanese actor who became a popular silent film star in the U.S., that looks at how Hollywood treated issues of race and nationality in the early twentieth century
Zen showed me the way ... to peace, happiness, and tranquility by Sesshū Hayakawa( Book )

4 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hayakawa Sesshū : Musha shugyō sekai o yuku by Sesshū Hayakawa( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Swiss family Robinson
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 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

Sesue Hajakava

Сессю Хаякава

Сесуе Хајакава

Сэссю Хаякава японский актёр

ססואה הייאקאווה

سه‌سوئه هایاکاوا بازیگر ژاپنی

سيزو هاياكاوا

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 1889-1973

早川雪洲 1889-1973

Swiss family RobinsonThree came homeThe geisha boySessue Hayakawa : silent cinema and transnational stardom