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Chishû Ryû

  • May 13, 1904 - Mar 16, 1993 (age 88)
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1994
Award1994

Special Award from the Chairman

Won Japan Academy Prize …
Won Japan Academy Prize for Special Award from the Chairman.
Japan Academy Prize
1993
Chishû Ryû
PersonalMarch 1993

Chishû Ryû

Chishû Ryû passed away.
1992
Luminous Moss
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MovieApr 25, 1992

Luminous Moss

Luminous Moss (ひかりごけ Hikarigoke) is a 1992 …
Luminous Moss (ひかりごけ Hikarigoke) is a 1992 Japanese horror film directed by Kei Kumai and produced by actor Taketoshi Naito. It was entered into the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival. The film has yet to see an NTSC home media release, nor even one with an English translation.
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1991
Until the End of the World
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MovieSep 12, 1991

Until the End of the World

Set in 1999, a woman …
Set in 1999, a woman (Dommartin) has a car accident with some bank robbers, who enlist her help to take the bank money to a drop in Paris. On the way she runs into another fugitive from the law (Hurt), an American who is being chased by the CIA. The charges are false, he claims. They want to confiscate a device his father invented which allows anyone to record their dreams and vision. On the run from both the bank robbers and the CIA, the couple span the globe, ending up in Australia at his father's (von Sydow) research facility, where they hope to play back the recordings Hurt captured for his blind mother. Set in the futuristic year of 1999, a subplot about a damaged Indian nuclear satellite crashing and causing the end of civilization is a puzzling addition to the film.
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1990
Tora-san Takes a Vacation
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MovieDec 22, 1990

Tora-san Takes a Vacation

Tora-san Takes a Vacation ( …
Tora-san Takes a Vacation (男はつらいよ 寅次郎の休日 Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajirō no Kyūjitsu) is a 1990 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Kumiko Goto as the love interest or "Madonna". Tora-san Takes a Vacation is the forty-third entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.
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Dreams
MovieMay 11, 1990

Dreams

Beloved Japanese director Akira Kurosawa offers this …
Beloved Japanese director Akira Kurosawa offers this compilation of shorts that share a common thread of focusing on natural elements. One short features a boy who stumbles on the matrimonial traditions of a group of foxes. Another shows a youth have a wonderful and unlikely experience among the trees of an orchard. A third portion of the collection offers a tale of a boy who falls into a Vincent Van Gogh painting and meets the actual artist. Nobody who loves Japanese cinema and unusual storytelling should miss this wonderful collection of shorts.
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1988
Tora-san's Salad-Day Memorial
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MovieDec 24, 1988

Tora-san's Salad-Day Memorial

Tora-san's Salad-Day …
Tora-san's Salad-Day Memorial (男はつらいよ 寅次郎サラダ記念日 Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajirō Sarada Kinenbi) is a 1988 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Yoshiko Mita as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora-san's Salad-Day Memorial is the fortieth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series. The title comes from Machi Tawara poetry collection Salad Anniversary, on which this movie was based.
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A Taxing Woman's Return
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MovieJan 15, 1988

A Taxing Woman's Return

Ryoko Itakura returns as the …
Ryoko Itakura returns as the government tax agent willing to tackle the toughest cases. This time she takes on a fanatical but lucrative religious cult run by a vile lecher.
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1985
Tokyo-Ga
MovieApr 24, 1985

Tokyo-Ga

Moved by the work of director
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1984
The Funeral
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MovieNov 17, 1984

The Funeral

At the beginning of the film the father-in-law of the …
At the beginning of the film the father-in-law of the protagonist dies unexpectedly of a heart attack. The remainder of the film is episodic, moving from one incident to another over the ...
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1980
Foster Daddy, Tora!
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MovieDec 27, 1980

Foster Daddy, Tora!

Tora-san, a family bound vagabond, takes care of his …
Tora-san, a family bound vagabond, takes care of his dead friend's teenage daughter. He takes the girl to Tokyo where she wishes to study, and becomes worried over her romantic life.
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1979
Tora-san, the Matchmaker
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MovieAug 4, 1979

Tora-san, the Matchmaker

Lovable Tora-san returns in …
Lovable Tora-san returns in episode 24 with his adorable family and friends for a whole new adventure with a new gentle lady friend and whole new exciting mishaps.
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1976
Tora's Pure Love
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MovieDec 25, 1976

Tora's Pure Love

Tora's Pure Love (男はつらいよ 寅次郎純情詩集 Otoko wa …
Tora's Pure Love (男はつらいよ 寅次郎純情詩集 Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajirō Junjō Shishū) a.k.a. Torasan Meets his School-Mates and Tora-san's Heart of Gold is a 1976 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Machiko Kyō as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora's Pure Love is the eighteenth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series, and was Machiko Kyō's penultimate film appearance.
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1974
Castle of Sand
MovieOct 19, 1974

Castle of Sand

Castle of Sand (砂の器 Suna no utsuwa) is a 1974 Japanese …
Castle of Sand (砂の器 Suna no utsuwa) is a 1974 Japanese police procedural directed by Yoshitarō Nomura, based on the novel Inspector Imanishi Investigates by Seicho Matsumoto.
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Tora-san's Lovesick
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MovieAug 3, 1974

Tora-san's Lovesick

Tora-san's Lovesick (男はつらいよ 寅次郎恋やつれ Otoko wa …
Tora-san's Lovesick (男はつらいよ 寅次郎恋やつれ Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajirō Koiyatsure) a.k.a. Tora-san's Lovesickness is a 1974 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Sayuri Yoshinaga as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora-san's Lovesick is the thirteenth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.
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1973
Tora-san's Forget Me Not
MovieAug 4, 1973

Tora-san's Forget Me Not

Tora visits his family after a …
Tora visits his family after a year. After a misunderstanding he gets upset and leaves to end up in the countryside. On the way he meets Lily and they feel a connection. Sometime later Tora...
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1971
Tora-san's Love Call
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MovieNov 20, 1971

Tora-san's Love Call

Tora-san's Love Call (男はつらいよ 寅次郎恋歌 Otoko wa Tsurai …
Tora-san's Love Call (男はつらいよ 寅次郎恋歌 Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajiro Koiuta) aka Tora-san's Love Song is a 1971 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Junko Ikeuchi as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora-san's Love Call is the eighth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.
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1970
Where Spring Comes Late
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MovieOct 24, 1970

Where Spring Comes Late

A poor family of miners from …
A poor family of miners from Kyushu uproot themselves and make the long journey to what they hope is a better life in Hokkaido. Their journey is beset with hardship and tragedy.
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1969
It's Tough Being a Man
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MovieAug 27, 1969

It's Tough Being a Man

Tora-San, an itinerant …
Tora-San, an itinerant peddler who is thrown out of his father's house twenty years before but reconnects with his aunt, uncle and sister Sakura. Tora wreaks some havoc in their lives, like getting drunk and silly at a marriage meeting.
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Battle of the Japan Sea
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MovieAug 1, 1969

Battle of the Japan Sea

Japan and Russia clash in …
Japan and Russia clash in what comes to be known as the Russo-Japanese War. An attempt by the Japanese fleet and army to take Port Arthur fails, and a Russian fleet bears down on the Sea of Japan. Admiral Heihachiro Togo sends his fleet to confront the Russians, with results which stun both nations. Meanwhile, Major Genjiro Akashi makes secret negotiations with the Bolshevik revolutionaries in Russia, negotiations that have repercussions far beyond the conflict at hand.
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1968
The Human Bullet
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MovieOct 12, 1968

The Human Bullet

During World War II, a Japanese soldier finds himself …
During World War II, a Japanese soldier finds himself assigned to a kamikaze mission against a U.S. battleship.
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1967
Japan's Longest Day
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MovieAug 3, 1967

Japan's Longest Day

Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima …
Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Minister of the Army Anami leads the military officers who propose to fight on, even to the death of every Japanese citizen. Emperor Hirohito, however, joins with his ministers in asking the unthinkable, the peaceful surrender of Japan. When the military plots a coup to overthrow the Emperor's civilian government, Anami must face the choice between his desires and loyalty to his Emperor.
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1965
Red Beard
MovieApr 3, 1965

Red Beard

This Akira Kurosawa film tells the tale of young Dr. Yasumoto, …
This Akira Kurosawa film tells the tale of young Dr. Yasumoto, a recent medical graduate assigned to a rural clinic for his post-graduate medical training. Yasumoto is condescending and arrogant--he is livid that he, who aspires to join the team of physicians caring for the Japanese Shogunate, should have to train in Dr. Niide's spartan clinic serving the impoverished local population. He finds Dr. Niide, known as 'Red Beard', a demanding taskmaster with a brusque manner and intense devotion to his patients. Niide requires nothing less than a monastic lifestyle of his interns. However, gradually Yasumoto is changed by his exposure to Red Beard. He learns the true meaning of being a doctor, seeing patients as real people who are suffering and as individuals whose lives he can improve and heal with his care.
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1962
An Autumn Afternoon
MovieNov 18, 1962

An Autumn Afternoon

In the early 60's in Tokyo, the widower Hirayama is a …
In the early 60's in Tokyo, the widower Hirayama is a former captain from the Japanese navy that works as a manager of a factory and lives with his twenty-four year-old daughter Michiko and his son Kazuo in his house. His older son Koichi is married with Akiko that are compulsive consumers and Akiko financially controls their expenses. Hirayama frequently meets his old friends Kawai and Professor Horie, who is married with a younger wife, to drink in a bar. When their school teacher Sakuma comes to a reunion of Hirayama with old school mates, they learn that the old man lives with his daughter that stayed single to take care of him. Michiko lives a happy life with her father and her brother, but Hirayama feels that it is time to let her go and tries to arrange a marriage for her.
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1961
The End of Summer
MovieOct 29, 1961

The End of Summer

The family of an older man who runs a small sake brewery …
The family of an older man who runs a small sake brewery become concerned with his finances and his health after they discover him visiting an old mistress from his youth.
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A Soldier's Prayer
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MovieJan 28, 1961

A Soldier's Prayer

The Japanese troops are defeated by the Soviets and Kaji …
The Japanese troops are defeated by the Soviets and Kaji heads with three survivors to South Manchurian expecting to meet his wife. Along their crossing through the enemy line in the Manchurian land, other Japanese survivors join Kaji's group, but they need to fight against the Chinese militias and the Soviets. When they reach a Japanese village with women and one old man, a militia arrives in the place and Kaji and his men surrender to the Soviet to spare the women. The POWs are sent to a labor work camp and Kaji sees no difference between the treatment of the Japanese fascists and the Soviet communists, in which principles Kaji believed. He decides to escape from the camp to meet his beloved Michiko again.
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1960
Late Autumn
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MovieNov 13, 1960

Late Autumn

In this Japanese drama, a widow named Akiko is upset that …
In this Japanese drama, a widow named Akiko is upset that her daughter Ayako hasn't yet found the right marriage partner. So she enlists the aid of three older friends, middle-aged men who were college roommates of her husband who meet up with her and her daughter at a memorial anniversary service for her late spouse. Each of the men eagerly agrees to help, saying that it's time for the 24-year-old young woman who lives with her mother, to get on with her life. But Ayako is afraid that marriage means her mother will be left all alone.
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Daibosatsu tôge
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MovieOct 18, 1960

Daibosatsu tôge

The story follows the life of Ryunosuke Tsukue, an …
The story follows the life of Ryunosuke Tsukue, an amoral samurai and a master swordsman with an unorthodox style.
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The Bad Sleep Well
MovieSep 15, 1960

The Bad Sleep Well

In Kurosawa's HAMLET-like story of corporate scandal in post …
In Kurosawa's HAMLET-like story of corporate scandal in post-war Japan, a young man attempts to use his position at the heart of a corrupt company to expose the men responsible for his father's death.
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1959
Floating Weeds
MovieNov 17, 1959

Floating Weeds

The head of a Japanese theatre troupe returns to a small …
The head of a Japanese theatre troupe returns to a small coastal town where he left a son who thinks he is his uncle, and tries to make up for the lost time, but his current mistress grows jealous.
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Good Morning
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MovieMay 12, 1959

Good Morning

Two boys tend to spend as much time at their neighbors house …
Two boys tend to spend as much time at their neighbors house as possible because they have a television set, that fulfills their sumo wrestling entertainment needs. However, when their parents band them from going over there due to a quarrel between the adults, the boys attempt to persuade there mother to buy them a television set, which she refuses. Their father also not giving in to their pleas, they decide to go on a strike from speaking to any adults.
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1958
Equinox Flower
MovieSep 7, 1958

Equinox Flower

Equinox Flower (彼岸花 Higanbana) is a 1958 color …
Equinox Flower (彼岸花 Higanbana) is a 1958 color Japanese film directed by Yasujirō Ozu. The film is based on a novel by Ton Satomi. The film won the 1958 Blue Ribbon Award for Fujiko Yamamoto's performance as Best Actress.
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Rickshaw Man
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MovieApr 22, 1958

Rickshaw Man

In the turn of the Twentieth Century, the rickshaw driver …
In the turn of the Twentieth Century, the rickshaw driver Matsugoro "Matsu" is a happy man and a troublemaker well-known by everyone in his village. One day, Matsu sees an injured boy, Toshio, and brings him home. His mother Yoshiko Yoshioka asks Matsuo to take the boy to the doctor and then her husband Capt. Kotaro Yoshioka asks her to reward Matsu. However the rickshaw man refuses the money and becomes a friend of the family. When Kotaro unexpectedly dies, Matsuo helps Yoshiko to raise her son. Soon he falls in love with her, but he does not dare to open his heart to Yoshiko since they belong to different social classes.
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1957
Tokyo Twilight
MovieApr 30, 1957

Tokyo Twilight

Two sisters live with their father. The younger sister is …
Two sisters live with their father. The younger sister is embroiled in an affair and becomes pregnant. The elder sister has run away from her husband and returned with her child to her parent's home. Both sisters are astonished when their mother, long thought dead, turns up alive. The sisters are even more stunned when they learn what their mother's life has been.
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1956
Arashi
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MovieOct 24, 1956

Arashi

Arashi (嵐) is a 1956 Japanese film directed by Hiroshi Inagaki. It …
Arashi (嵐) is a 1956 Japanese film directed by Hiroshi Inagaki. It was entered into the 7th Berlin International Film Festival.
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Early Spring
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MovieJan 29, 1956

Early Spring

A young man and his wife struggle within the confines of their …
A young man and his wife struggle within the confines of their passionless relationship while he has an extramarital romance.
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1954
Twenty-Four Eyes
MovieSep 15, 1954

Twenty-Four Eyes

Schoolteacher Hisako Oishi struggles to imbue her …
Schoolteacher Hisako Oishi struggles to imbue her students with a positive view of the world and their place in it, despite the fact that she knows full well that most of them will die in the war.
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1953
Tokyo Story
MovieNov 3, 1953

Tokyo Story

In Onomichi, Hiroshima, the retired Shukishi Hirayama and his …
In Onomichi, Hiroshima, the retired Shukishi Hirayama and his wife Tomi Hirayama live with their single daughter, the teacher Kyôko. They decide to travel in a long voyage by train to Tokyo to visit their children, the doctor Koichi Hirayama and the hairdresser Shige Kaneko. However, the indifferent and selfish Koichi and Shige can not afford time to spend with their parents but the widow sister-in-law Noriko Hirayama gives attention to them and goes on sightseeing through Tokyo with the old couple. Shukishi and Tomi note that their children do not have time for them and they decide to return to Onomichi. Along their trip, Tomi does not feel well and they stop in Osaka to visit their son Keizo Hirayama. Soon each son and daughter receives a telegram from Onomichi with sad news.
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1952
The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice
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MovieOct 1, 1952

The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice

Tea Over Rice or The Flavor …
Tea Over Rice or The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice (お茶漬けの味 Ochazuke no aji) is a 1952 Japanese film directed by Yasujirō Ozu. The screenplay concerns a wealthy middle-aged couple (played by Shin Saburi and Michiyo Kogure) who have marital difficulties, and their niece who uses the couple's troubles as her excuse for not attending arranged marriage interviews.
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1951
Early Summer
MovieOct 3, 1951

Early Summer

A family chooses a match for their daughter Noriko, but she, …
A family chooses a match for their daughter Noriko, but she, surprisingly, has her own plans.
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Carmen Comes Home
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MovieMar 21, 1951

Carmen Comes Home

A girl who had left her small Japanese village for the …
A girl who had left her small Japanese village for the excitement and adventure of the big city--in this case, Tokyo--returns home years later for a visit. However, scandal erupts when the villagers find out what she has been doing in Tokyo all these years--she's a stripper.
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1949
Late Spring
MovieSep 13, 1949

Late Spring

Noriko is twenty-seven years old and still living with her …
Noriko is twenty-seven years old and still living with her widowed father. Everybody tries to talk her into marrying, but Noriko wants to stay at home caring for her father.
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1948
A Hen in the Wind
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MovieSep 17, 1948

A Hen in the Wind

A man returns from World War II to find his desperate wife had …
A man returns from World War II to find his desperate wife had resorted to one night of prostitution to pay for their son's hospital bills.
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1947
Record of a Tenement Gentleman
MovieMay 20, 1947

Record of a Tenement Gentleman

A young boy follows Tashiro …
A young boy follows Tashiro home to his tenement housing complex on the outskirts of Tokyo, the boy who was separated from his carpenter father somehow and somewhere in Kudan. All Tashiro ...
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1942
There Was a Father
MovieApr 1, 1942

There Was a Father

A father and his son, a son and his father. Horikawa is a …
A father and his son, a son and his father. Horikawa is a widower, a teacher, and a good father to Ryohei, who's about 10. After a tragedy, Horikawa resigns from teaching and takes Ryohei from Tokyo to the town of Ueno, enrolling him in junior high; to the lad's sorrow, he will be a boarder. Horikawa returns to work in Tokyo, their separation is complete. Jump ahead more than ten years: with dad's help, Ryohei has finished college and has a teaching job in Akita. Horikawa considers living with his son, which Ryohei wants, but the elder's notions of duty and hard work preclude it. Ryohei arranges a ten-day vacation with his father. Heartbreak comes quietly, nearly hidden by dignity.
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1941
Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family
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MovieMar 1, 1941

Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family

When the patriarch of the …
When the patriarch of the Toda family suddenly dies, his widow discovers that he has left her with nothing but debt and married children who are unwilling to support her--except for her most thoughtful son, just returned from China.
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1936
The Only Son
MovieSep 15, 1936

The Only Son

In 1923, in the province of Shinshu, the widow and simple worker …
In 1923, in the province of Shinshu, the widow and simple worker of a silk factory Tsune Nonomiya (O-Tsune) decides to send her only son to Tokyo for having a better education. Thirteen years later, she visits her son Ryosuke Nonomiya (Shinichi Himori), and finds that he is a poor and frustrated night-school teacher with a wife, Sugiko (Yoshiko Tsubouchi), and a baby boy.
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1935
An Inn in Tokyo
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MovieNov 21, 1935

An Inn in Tokyo

Unemployed Kihachi and his two sons struggle to make ends …
Unemployed Kihachi and his two sons struggle to make ends meet. But that doesn't keep Kihachi from wooing single mother Otaka.
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1934
A Mother Should Be Loved
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MovieMay 11, 1934

A Mother Should Be Loved

Two half-brothers try to cope …
Two half-brothers try to cope with the loss of their father.
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1933
Dragnet Girl
MovieApr 27, 1933

Dragnet Girl

Tokiko is an office typist who is more pleased at catching the …
Tokiko is an office typist who is more pleased at catching the owner's son attention than he knows. That's because her real boyfriend is Joji, a washed up boxer turned gangster and her employer is a great opportunity to milk him for them both. However, when Kazuko, the innocent sister of Hiroshi, a hopeful new member of the gang, comes to Joji to plead with him to send Hiroshi away, the gangster is warmly affected by her. However, Tokiko is jealous and determined to win Joji back no matter what the cost while Joji has his own decisions to make about his life.
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Woman of Tokyo
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MovieFeb 9, 1933

Woman of Tokyo

Ryoichi and Chikako are brother and sister. They live …
Ryoichi and Chikako are brother and sister. They live together. Chikako works during the day in a office and at night she prostitutes herself to fund her brother studies in univesity. Ryoichi doesn't know about his sister's secret life but he is dating Harue whose brother is a policeman.
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1929
Days of Youth
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MovieApr 13, 1929

Days of Youth

Two friends try and court the same woman.
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1904
Chishû Ryû
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Chishû Ryû

Chishû Ryû was born.
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