Rating 5 stars for the plot which shows the ridiculousness of the importance put on racial and cultural differences, in 1951 at the time of the Korean war. Unfortunately, even today, there is a majority who think and act the same way. Of little importance, but noted, people talking louder to those of another language as if that will make them understand. Not showing the respect of another culture, kissing in public was not a culturally acceptable norm at the time by the Japanese and should have been respected when at the Kabuki theater. The main major point however, is the lack of acceptance of Red Buttons falling in love with an Asian woman and the theme of the movie was really built upon that and its multitude of consequences that affected many. A large percentage of the world believes in reincarnation if you want to look at it that way, in other words, we are our sex, our race, for this lifetime, and it usually changes next time around, so we can experience all races and cultures, so what if Red Buttons and his finance were together in another lifetime and in another place, would that change anyone's attitude? Food for thought!