The Film Career of Sessue Hayakawa

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

In Sessue Hayakawa, Daisuke Miyao describes the work of the famed Japanese actor. Although he is best known today for his Oscar-nominated turn as a Japanese military officer in “The Bridge on the River Kwai,” Hayakawa was an internationally renowned silent film star in the early 1900s, as recognizable as Charlie Chaplin or Douglas Fairbanks. There will be a retrospective of Sessue Hayakawa’s films at the Museum of Modern Art.

Sessue Hayakawa is available for purchase at

Learn more about the film retrospective here


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