The Crimson Kimono
The Crimson Kimono (1959)

Crimson Kimono stars Glenn Corbett and James Shigeta as Korean War army buddies, working side by side with the LA homicide squad. When stripper Gloria Pall is murdered, Corbett and Shigeta are sent to investigate. Both are smitten by the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 27, 2009
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com

... filmed with great moments of location atmosphere, [this] is one of Fuller's most striking commentaries on race.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Harry Sukman's score courts condescension whenever the action shifts to Little Tokyo, but it's the film's only slip.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The Crimson Kimono is mostly a hard-boiled cop thriller, but also manages to make a defiant anti-racist statement without ever getting on a soapbox.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a satisfactory Fuller work...

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Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Beyond the preponderance of sweaty close-ups and rat-a-tat-tat cutting in Fuller's films, his peacetime cinema views relationships as a string of tribal skirmishes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "The Crimson Kimono", a stripper, Sugar Torch, is shot and killed on Main Street in Los Angeles. Since a witness cannot make… More