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The Crimson Kimono

Released 1059
Distributor Columbia Pictures

A thrilling film noir and a pungent commentary on race relations circa 1959, The Crimson Kimono is one of Sam Fuller’s most striking films. James Shigeta and Glenn Corbett play two cops investigating a stripper’s murder in Los Angeles’s Little Tokyo. Ramping up the tension is Victoria Shaw as a key witness who both gumshoes fall for. Sam Leavitt (The Defiant Ones) was responsible for the memorably moody cinematography.

About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from his early days, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Allan’s day job is directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, The Client List and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting and many other tv series as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He wishes that someone would release his 1997 Showtime movie Elvis Meets Nixon on DVD.