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Publicity still for "The Crimson Kimono" (1959) starring James Shigeta and Victoria Shaw.

In his first film, Shigeta plays Detective Joe Kojaku in this film noir mystery directed by Samuel Fuller. While on a case in Little Tokyo, Kojaku and his partner--and best friend from when they served in the war together as members of the 442nd RCT--both fall in love with the same girl, the key witness to the crime.

bokinaka — Last modified Mar 30 2011 7:56 p.m.

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