Marlon Brando (Sakini)Glenn Ford (Capt. Fisby)Machiko Kyô (Lotus Blossom)Eddie Albert (Capt. McLean)Paul Ford (Col. Wainwright Purdy III)Jun Negami (Mr. Seiko)Nijiko Kiyokawa (Miss Higa Jiga)Mitsuko Sawamura (Little Girl)Harry Morgan (Sgt. Gregovich)Jane Chung (Woman)Carlo Fiore (Soldier)John Grayson (Soldier)Harry Harvey Jr. (Soldier)Miyoshi Jingu (Old Woman on Jeep)Roger McGee (Soldier)Dansho Miyazaki (Sumata's Father)Minoru Nishida (Mr. Sumata)Aya Oyama (Daughter on Jeep)
In post-WWII Japan, an American captain is brought in to help build a school, but the locals want a teahouse instead.