The Crimson Kimono

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USA | 1959 | 82 minutes | Samuel Fuller

February 21, 2019

Two cops investigating the murder of a stripper both fall for a key witness.



6:15 PM - Valtesse 
Join us for a pre-show burlesque production by Valtesse, a woman-run production company that presents cabaret entertainment with class and kink.

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As the classic noir era waned, director Sam Fuller came out blasting with the first of a series of wildly original crime thrillers. This one is about a pair of L.A. cops (Glenn Corbett, James Shigeta) hunting the killer of a stripper. It twists into a heated romantic triangle with both cops falling for a key witness (Victoria Shaw), handling with compassion the Japanese cop's torment at falling for a Caucasian.

  • Director: Samuel Fuller
  • Principal Cast: James Shigeta, Glenn Corbett, Victoria Shaw, Anne Lee, Paul Dubov
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1959
  • Running Time: 82 minutes
  • Producer: Samuel Fuller
  • Screenplay: Samuel Fuller
  • Cinematographers: Sam Leavitt
  • Language: English
  • Format: 35mm