Anyone detect a theme this week? I hear kimonos are comfortable even though I’ve never worn one crimson or otherwise. Perhaps we can start a whole new cliche: a blogger in a kimono instead of pajamas.
Samuel Fuller made hardboiled films for a cult audience. He was a genuine auteur as he wrote, directed, and produced The Crimson Kimono. It’s a tough-minded film noir, which is set in LA’s Japantown and features a Nisei detective. That may not sound like much but given the fact that Mr. Moto was played by the German Peter Lorre, it was a break through. It was also banned in some Southern states for a bit of interracial canoodling.
Here’s the poster:
I love lobby cards. Here are two for the price of one. Actually, they’re free:
As a hardcore Sam Fuller fan I thought I should post this:
Finally, I couldn’t find the trailer online so here’s the first 4 minutes of the movie: