The Crimson Kimono
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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 lovely Victoria Shaw, who is implicated in the crime. Corbett becomes jealous of Shigeta, who is deeply hurt, feeling that Corbett's animosity is borne of racism. Their friendship, and the central romance, is resolved after the detectives bring the murderer to heel in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo. Samuel Fuller's love of oriental exotica is never more… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"... filmed with great moments of location atmosphere, [this] is one of Fuller's most striking commentaries on race."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com
"Harry Sukman's score courts condescension whenever the action shifts to Little Tokyo, but it's the film's only slip."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"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."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"It's a satisfactory Fuller work..."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"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."
‑ Rob Nelson, City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
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