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Hayakawa, Sesshū 1889-1973

Works: 93 works in 276 publications in 5 languages and 7,880 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc  War stories  Biography 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Author, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The bridge on the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle( Visual )
49 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and held by 3,830 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 Wei si( Visual )
5 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shipwrecked on a deserted island far from civilization, the Robinson family must learn how to survive
Three came home ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and held by 329 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 )
4 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and held by 264 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 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 215 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 dragon painter ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1919 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 195 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 cheat by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )
20 editions published between 1915 and 2013 in English and held by 195 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 geisha boy by Frank Tashlin( Visual )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and German and held by 181 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 )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 130 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 )
8 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ex-war hero returns to Tokyo to search for his missing wife and daughter
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )
3 editions published between 1915 and 2001 in English and held by 92 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 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young Hans Christian Andersen falls asleep and dreams some of his most famous fairy tales
The Cecil B. DeMille classics collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why change your wife?: A wife is divorced by her frustrated husband after he meets a lovely woman
Route 66 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 58 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 )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 54 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 )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English 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 in this story about opium and the Chinese Mafia
The bridge on the river Kwai Le pont de la rivière Kwai by David Lean( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette : 1943 - Capturé par les Japonais, un régiment de soldats britanniques est forcé, au mépris des conventions de guerre, de participer à l'édification d'un pont gigantesque en pleine jungle
The daydreamer original soundtrack recording by Maury Laws( Recording )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daughter of the dragon ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Princess Ling Moy, a young and beautiful Chinese aristocrat lives next door, unbeknownst to her, to Dr. Fu Manchu, a brilliant but twisted genius who is out to rule the world. She is involved with Ah Kee, a handsome young man, who also unbeknownst to her, is a secret agent out to thwart the heinous plots of Fu Manchu. As it turns out, Fu is not only her next-door neighbor, he is also, (unbeknownst to her), her father. When she finds out, will she take her father's part and fight the men out to get Fu, or will she become a brave heroine and save the world even if it is from the devious doings of her own Dad?--Allmovie
Yoshiwara by Max Ophuls( Visual )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1860s Tokyo, a young woman of good family is forced into prostitution; soon she is caught in a love triangle between a Russian naval officer and a rickshaw driver, with grave political repercussions
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Alternative Names
Hayakawa, Kintarō
Hayakawa Kintarō 1889-1973
Hayakawa, Sesshū.
Hayakawa Sesshu 1889-1973
Hayakawa Sessue 1889-1973
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
English (165)
Japanese (9)
French (7)
German (1)
Russian (1)