In 1856 Townsend Harris (Wayne) was the first American consul to Japan. He works hard to earn the respect of the local big-wigs amongst anti-American sentiment, and is permitted to enter Tokyo. Geisha girl Eiko Ando, sent to thwart his mission, instead falls in love with him and protects him. A true story, filmed on location, it is consistently good to look at, but the Duke's only collaboration with director John Huston turned out to be a career misstep for all concerned.
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