A Girl Named Tamiko

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A Girl Named Tamiko
Theatrical Poster
Directed by John Sturges
Produced by Joseph H. Hazen
Hal B. Wallis
Written by Edward Anhalt
Based on A Girl Named Tamiko
by Ronald Kirkbride
Starring Laurence Harvey
France Nuyen
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Cinematography Charles Lang
Edited by Warren Low
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • December 27, 1962 (1962-12-27) (U.S.)
Running time
110 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1,400,000 (US/ Canada)[1]

A Girl Named Tamiko (1962) is a drama film directed by John Sturges, filmed in Technicolor and Panavision, and released by Paramount Pictures.


Ivan Kalin (Laurence Harvey) is a Eurasian photographer who is trapped in Japan, but who wants to emigrate to the United States.

His visa is continually delayed, which causes him to use his charm with women to pull some strings and apply some pressure on the embassy. His romantic magnetism works on a thrill-seeking American (Martha Hyer) and an aristocratic Japanese woman (France Nuyen).



"He was half Oriental...but he used the women of two continents WITHOUT SHAME OR GUILT!"

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  1. ^ "Top Rental Features of 1963", Variety, 8 January 1964 p 71. Please note figures are rentals as opposed to total gross.

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