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Every Night Dreams
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directed by Mikio Naruse, 1905-1969; designed by Matsushita Matsunosuke, fl. 1933-1933; produced by Shochiku Kamata; performed by Kurishima Sumiko, 1902-1987, Saitô Tatsuo, 1902-1968, Arai Atsushi, fl. 1918-1934, Iida Chôko, 1897-1972 and Yoshikawa Mitsuko, 1901-1991 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1933), 1 hour 4 mins
In the formally ravishing Every-Night Dreams, set in the dockside neighborhoods of Tokyo, a single mother works tirelessly as a Ginza bar hostess to ensure a better life for her young son — until her long-lost husband returns.
directed by Mikio Naruse, 1905-1969; designed by Matsushita Matsunosuke, fl. 1933-1933; produced by Shochiku Kamata; performed by Kurishima Sumiko, 1902-1987, Saitô Tatsuo, 1902-1968, Arai Atsushi, fl. 1918-1934, Iida Chôko, 1897-1972 and Yoshikawa Mitsuko, 1901-1991 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1933), 1 hour 4 mins
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Street Without End
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directed by Mikio Naruse, 1905-1969; produced by Shochiku Company; performed by Himori Shin'ichi, 1907-1959, Yamanouchi Hikaru, 1903-1983, Isono Akio, 1910-1986 and Shinobu Setsuko, fl. 1934-1955 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1934), 1 hour 29 mins
Mikio Naruse’s final silent film is a gloriously rich portrait of a waitress, Sugiko, whose life, despite a host of male admirers and even some intrigued movie talent scouts, ends up taking a suffocatingly domestic turn after a wealthy businessman accidentally hits her with his car. Featuring vividly drawn chara...
directed by Mikio Naruse, 1905-1969; produced by Shochiku Company; performed by Himori Shin'ichi, 1907-1959, Yamanouchi Hikaru, 1903-1983, Isono Akio, 1910-1986 and Shinobu Setsuko, fl. 1934-1955 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1934), 1 hour 29 mins
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When A Woman Ascends the Stairs
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directed by Mikio Naruse, 1905-1969; designed by Takamine Hideko, 1924-2010; produced by Kikushima Ryûzô, fl. 1949, Toho Company; performed by Ozawa Eitarô, 1909-1988, Nakamura Ganjirô, 1902-1983, Katô Daisuke, 1910-1975, Nakadai Tatsuya, 1932-, Dan Reiko, 1935-2003, Mori Masayuki, 1911-1973 and Takamine Hideko, 1924-2010 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1960), 1 hour 51 mins
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs might be Japanese filmmaker Mikio Naruse’s finest hour—a delicate, devastating study of a woman, Keiko (played heartbreakingly by Hideko Takamine), who works as a bar hostess in Tokyo’s very modern postwar Ginza district, who entertains businessmen after work. Sly, resourceful...
directed by Mikio Naruse, 1905-1969; designed by Takamine Hideko, 1924-2010; produced by Kikushima Ryûzô, fl. 1949, Toho Company; performed by Ozawa Eitarô, 1909-1988, Nakamura Ganjirô, 1902-1983, Katô Daisuke, 1910-1975, Nakadai Tatsuya, 1932-, Dan Reiko, 1935-2003, Mori Masayuki, 1911-1973 and Takamine Hideko, 1924-2010 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1960), 1 hour 51 mins
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