Well, as the year draws to a close, we see the last film release of the year. Madame Butterfly was released on this day in 1932 and was Cary Grant's 7th full length film.
Lieutenant Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton (Cary Grant) and Lieutenant Barton (Charlie Ruggles) are two American Naval officers onshore in Japan.
Gary Cooper was originally slated for the role of Lieutenant Pinkerton.
When the US Navy returns to Tokyo Bay/Yokohama, mountains are seen rising from the sea. There are no mountains in that area.
Sylvia Sidney ... Cho-Cho San
Cary Grant ... Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton
Charles Ruggles ... Lt. Barton
Irving Pichel ... Yomadori
Helen Jerome Eddy ... Cho-Cho's mother
Edmund Breese ... Cho-Cho's grandfather
Louise Carter ... Suzuki
Sándor Kállay ... Goro
Judith Vosselli ... Madame Goro
Sheila Terry ... Mrs. Pinkerton
Dorothy Libaire ... Peach Blossom
Berton Churchill ... American Consul
Philip Horomato ... Trouble