- Original title
- Running time
- 147 min.
- United States
Paul Osborn (Novel: James Michener)
Pennebaker Productions / William Goetz Productions. Distributed by Warner Bros.
Drama | Korean War
- Movie Groups
James A. Michener Adaptations
- Synopsis / Plot
- Marlon Brando is an American serviceman on leave in Japan during the Korean War who discovers that his long-distance relationship with his fiancee has faltered. He soon finds that he has fallen in love with a Japanese entertainer (Miiko Taka), despite the policies and standards set by the American government.
: 4 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Buttons), Supporting Actress (Umeki), Sound, Art Direction
: Golden Globes: Best Supp. Actor (Buttons) & Most Prom. New. - Male (Garner). 5 Nominations
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Drama Screenplay
: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Actor (Marlon Brando)
: New York Film Critics Circle: 2 Nominations
: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Most Promising Newcomer (Red Buttons)
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