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Trivia / Sayonara

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  • Fake Nationality: Ricardo Montalban, born in Mexico to Spanish immigrants, plays a Japanese character.
  • Mid-Development Genre Shift: Joshua Logan originally wanted to adapt the novel into a Broadway musical. When that didn't pan out for legal reasons, it became a straight drama.
  • Wag the Director: Marlon Brando insisted on playing Ace Gruver with a Southern accent, against the will of the director and producers. Brando adopted a nondescript Southern accent for Gruver, despite the objections of director Joshua Logan, who didn't think that a general's son who was West Point-educated would speak that way.
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