Search results for "Setsuko Hara"

Tokyo Story (1953)

The elderly Shukishi and his wife, Tomi, take the long journey from their small seaside village to visit their adult children in Tokyo. Their elder son, Koichi, a doctor, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yasujirō Ozu
CAST:  Chishû Ryû  •  Chieko Higashiyama  •  Setsuko Hara  •  Haruko Sugimura

Late Spring (1949) RT 100% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Nov 1994

Noriko is perfectly happy living at home with her widowed father, Shukichi, and has no plans to marry -- that is, until her aunt Masa convinces Shukichi that unless he marries ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yasujirō Ozu
CAST:  Chishû Ryû  •  Setsuko Hara  •  Yumeji Tsukioka  •  Haruko Sugimura

Hakuchi (1951)

Kameda, who has been in an asylum on Okinawa, travels to Hokkaido. There he becomes involved with two women, Taeko and Ayako. Taeko comes to love Kameda, but is loved in turn ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Akira Kurosawa
CAST:  Setsuko Hara  •  Masayuki Mori  •  Toshiro Mifune  •  Yoshiko Kuga

No Regrets for Our Youth (1946) RT 100% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Jan 2008

Yukie, the well-bred daughter of a university professor, is shocked when her father is relieved of his post for his political teachings, and even more so when her lover, one ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Akira Kurosawa
CAST:  Setsuko Hara  •  Susumu Fujita  •  Denjirô Ôkôchi  •  Haruko Sugimura

Early Summer (1951) RT 100% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Jul 2004

Noriko lives in postwar Tokyo with her extended family. Although she enjoys her career and her friends, her more traditionally minded family worries about the fact that she's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yasujirō Ozu
CAST:  Setsuko Hara  •  Chishû Ryû  •  Kuniko Miyake  •  Ichirô Sugai

The Birth of Japan (1959)

The legend of the birth of Shintoism. In Fourth Century Japan, the Emperor's son Ouso expects to succeed his father on the throne, but Otomo, the Emperor's vassal, prefers ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hiroshi Inagaki
CAST:  Toshiro Mifune  •  Takashi Shimura  •  Setsuko Hara  •  Kinuyo Tanaka

Zoku aoi sanmyaku (1949)

Continuation of The Blue Mountains: Part I. Released a week later.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tadashi Imai
CAST:  Setsuko Hara  •  Ryô Ikebe  •  Yôko Sugi  •  Michiyo Kogure

Fundoshi isha (1961)

A skilled country doctor's talents are such that he can even perform operations as difficult and novel as removing a patient's kidney for the first time in Japan. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hiroshi Inagaki
CAST:  Takashi Shimura  •  Hisaya Morishige  •  Setsuko Hara  •  Yosuke Natsuki

Tokyo no koibito (1952)

Following the Second World War, the lives of various people in a poverty-stricken area of Tokyo are entertwined. Pachinko parlor girls, shoeshine boys, a maker of costume ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Yasuki Chiba
CAST:  Setsuko Hara  •  Toshiro Mifune  •  Yôko Sugi  •  Hisaya Morishige

Here's to the Girls (1949)

A young woman from a wealthy family that has fallen on hard times seeks out the president of a car factory for a husband.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Keisuke Kinoshita
CAST:  Shuji Sano  •  Setsuko Hara  •  Chieko Higashiyama  •  Keiji Sada

The Daughter of the Samurai (1937)

At the invitation of the Japanese Ministry of Education, the former “mountain filmer” Fanck directed this “cultural feature film” with Japanese actors in Japan, making this ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Arnold Fanck  •  Mansaku Itami
CAST:  Setsuko Hara  •  Ruth Eweler  •  Sessue Hayakawa  •  Isamu Kosugi

Watchtower Suicide Squad (1943)

Stalwart soldiers of the Japanese Empire – Japanese and Korean alike – stand in defense of a military outpost threatened by "bandits."  (more)

GENRES: Action • War
DIRECTION:  Tadashi Imai
CAST:  Minoru Takada  •  Setsuko Hara  •  Hideo Saito  •  Ichirô Sugai

Aoi sanmyaku (1949)

Aoi sanmyaku (青い山脈), literally: The Blue Mountains, is a 1949 black-and-white Japanese film directed by Tadashi Imai. Its theme was sung by Ichiro Fujiyama and Mitsue Nara. ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Tadashi Imai
CAST:  Setsuko Hara  •  Ryô Ikebe  •  Michiyo Kogure  •  Yôko Sugi

Kōchiyama Sōshun (1936)

Based on a well-known Kabuki drama titled "Kochiyama to Naozamurai", which Yamanaka distills into a masterpiece of jidaigeki (period film) as shomingeki (everyman drama), ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sadao Yamanaka
CAST:  Chojuro Kawarasaki  •  Kan'emon Nakamura  •  Shizue Kawarazaki  •  Setsuko Hara

Sudden Rain (1956)

Setsuko Hara plays Fumiko, whose unsuccessful marriage has made her become more and more cynical. When her niece, Ayako visits and complains about her own marriage, she is ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Mikio Naruse
CAST:  Setsuko Hara  •  Keiju Kobayashi  •  Akemi Negishi  •  Kyôko Kagawa

Chūshingura: Hana no Maki, Yuki no Maki (1962)

The story tells of a group of samurai who were left leaderless (becoming ronin) after their daimyo (feudal lord) was forced to commit seppuku (ritual suicide) for assaulting a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Hiroshi Inagaki
CAST:  Toshiro Mifune  •  Takashi Shimura  •  Tatsuya Mihashi  •  Hakuô Matsumoto

The War at Sea from Hawaii to Malaya (1942)

A Japanese wartime propaganda drama made nearly a year after the attack on Pearl Harbor to celebrate the victory.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Kajirô Yamamoto
CAST:  Susumu Fujita  •  Denjirô Ôkôchi  •  Setsuko Hara  •  Yataro Kurokawa

Tokyo Twilight (1957)

Two sisters find out the existence of their long-lost mother, but the younger cannot take the truth of being abandoned as a child.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yasujirō Ozu
CAST:  Setsuko Hara  •  Ineko Arima  •  Chishû Ryû  •  Isuzu Yamada

The End of Summer (1961)

The Kohayakawa family is thrown into distress when childlike father Manbei takes up with his old mistress, in one of Ozu’s most deftly modulated blendings of comedy and tragedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yasujirō Ozu
CAST:  Ganjiro Nakamura  •  Setsuko Hara  •  Yôko Tsukasa  •  Michiyo Aratama