|Birth Date||:||21 May 1926|
|Birth Place||:||Tokyo, Japan|
A Dangerous Hero [30 July 1957]
A Wife's Heart [5 March 1956]
A Wife's Heart is a 1956 black and white Japanese film directed by Mikio Naruse, of a wife who falls for a handsome banker, Toshiro Mifune.
A Woman's Life [5 May 2017 (USA)]
Jeanne is a young woman full of childish dreams and innocence when she returns home after finishing her schooling in a convent. Yet little by little her illusions are stripped away when she marries a local Viscount.
Anzukko [13 May 1958 (Japan)]
Arashi [24 October 1956 (Japan)]
Arashi is a 1956 Japanese film directed by Hiroshi Inagaki. It was entered into the 7th Berlin International Film Festival.
Chūshingura: Hana no Maki, Yuki no Maki [3 November 1962]
Chūshingura: Hana no Maki, Yuki no Maki is a 1962 Japanese period drama film directed by Hiroshi Inagaki, produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka, Sanezumi Fujimoto, and Inagaki. Produced and distributed by Toho Studios, it is based on the story of the forty-seven rōnin.
Daughters, Wives and a Mother [21 May 1960 (Japan)]
Daughters, Wives and a Mother is a 1960 Japanese film directed by Mikio Naruse. The film stars Setsuko Hara as a recent widow and the eldest daughter of an family who return to her mother, brother and his wife. The family argues over what to do with the money her husband left her.
Desperado Outpost [6 October 1959]
Drunken Angel [27 April 1948 (Japan)]
The chaotic worlds of the Japanese Mafia (Yakuza) and an alcoholic doctor collide in this film noir classic from Akira Kurosawa. Gangster Toshiro Mifune visits doctor Takashi Shimura, after an unfortunate incident with a bullet. The doctor, who despises the Yakuza, discovers the young man is suffering from tuberculosis, a disease symbolic of what is happening to the doctor and the community he serves. Facing his own anger and fear, the doctor aligns himself with the gangster's world.… MORE
Early Spring [7 November 1986]
Early Spring is a 1986 Danish drama film directed by Astrid Henning-Jensen. It was entered into the 15th Moscow International Film Festival. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Tove Ditlevsen.
Ebirah, Horror of the Deep [17 December 1966]
Godzilla and Mothra put aside their differences to battle a giant crustacean that can regenerate its broken limbs.
Floating Clouds [15 January 1955 (Japan)]
Yukiko Koda drifts around the rubble of a devastated Tokyo, trying to make sense of the destruction and to find purpose and stability for herself.
Flowing [23 October 2020 (Taiwan)]
Flowing is a 1956 Japanese film directed by Mikio Naruse. The black-and-white drama stars Kinuyo Tanaka, Isuzu Yamada, Hideko Takamine, Mariko Okada, Haruko Sugimura, Sumiko Kurishima, Chieko Nakakita, Natsuko Kahara, Seiji Miyaguchi, Daisuke Katō, Nobuo Nakamura, Kumeko Otowa and others.
Get 'em All [29 November 1960]
Girl of Dark [5 September 1961]
Happiness of Us Alone [15 January 1961]
Hit and Run [16 April 1966]
Husband and Wife [22 January 1953]
Husband and Wife is a Japanese film directed by Mikio Naruse released in 1953. Like other Naruse films from this period, such as Repast and Wife, the theme of Husband and Wife involves a couple trapped with each other. Ken Uehara and Yoko Sugi star as the titular husband and wife.
Ima Hitotabi no [8 April 1947]
Kita no san-nin [5 August 1945]
Lightning [9 October 1952 (Japan)]
Lightning is a 1952 black-and-white Japanese film directed by Mikio Naruse. It is based on a novel by Fumiko Hayashi.
Love Letter [13 December 1953]
A troubled man finds a job writing love letters for other people after the end of WWII.
Love Never Fails [1 April 1955]
Machibuse [21 April 1970 (Japan)]
A Japanese warrior is drawn into a complicated plot surrounding a charismatic bandit at a remote mountain pass.
Mother [15 October 1999]
Asha is impregnated by one of the three men she has an affair with. She moves to Mauritius with her daughter to start a new life but her past soon comes back to haunt her.
No Regrets for Our Youth [29 October 1946 (Japan)]
Yukie (Setsuko Hara) is a young woman living in 1930s Japan, blissfully unaware of the tumultuous political changes occurring around her. She is shocked into reality, though, when her father, a college professor, is forced to resign after preaching anti-fascist views. As she becomes more aware of the world around her, Yukie falls in love with one of her father's students who shares his radical views, even as the government seeks to crush anyone who openly opposes it.… MORE
One Wonderful Sunday 
On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, a laborer, Yuzo (Isao Numasaki), and his fiancée, Masako (Chieko Nakakita), have only 35 yen at their disposal -- hardly anything at all for a day in Tokyo. Determined to enjoy themselves on their day off despite their financial limitations, the two set out looking for adventure. From visiting model homes to playing baseball in the park, the couple continues to keep the activities rolling, thanks to Masako's can-do attitude pushing Yuzo to keep up with her.… MORE
Poignant Story [30 May 1961]
Procurer of Hell [29 September 1961]
Red-Light Bases [8 December 1953]
Repast [23 November 1951 (Japan)]
Michiyo is unhappy living in a small home in Osaka cooking and cleaning for her husband.
Rickshaw Man [22 April 1958]
Matsugoro (Toshiro Mifune), a Japanese rickshaw driver, is hired by a couple to take their son, Toshio, back and forth to doctor appointments. The impoverished rickshaw driver builds a relationship with the family, but, when tragedy strikes, he must undertake a new role. After Toshio's father (Hiroshi Akutagawa) dies, Matsugoro helps Toshio and his mother, Yoshiko (Hideko Takamine), survive the difficult time. But he develops feelings for the widow despite their differing social positions.… MORE
Somewhere Under the Broad Sky 
Sound of the Mountain [15 January 1954 (Japan)]
Shingo, an ageing businessman, decides to step in and becomes a pillar of support when his daughter and daughter-in-law struggle to deal with their cheating husbands.
Sudden Rain [14 January 1956 (Japan)]
Shūu, literally: Sudden Rain, is a 1956 black-and-white Japanese film directed by Mikio Naruse.
The Lovable Tramp [12 November 1966]
The Most Beautiful [13 April 1944 (Japan)]
Several young women work diligently in a factory despite illness and injury during World War II.
The Quiet Duel [13 March 1949 (Japan)]
A young idealistic doctor works at his father's clinic in a small and seedy district. During the war, he contracts syphilis from the blood of a patient when he cuts himself during an operation. Treating himself in secret and tormented by his conscience, he rejects his heartbroken fiancée without explanation. He forces the man who infected him to take care of his family.… MORE
The Story of Osaka Castle [3 January 1961]
The Story of Osaka Castle is a 1961 color Japanese film directed by Hiroshi Inagaki based on historical events taking place in Japan during the beginning of the 17th century. It was also known as Daredevil in the Castle and The Tale of Osaka Castle in the UK.
The Thin Line [25 January 1966]
The Stranger Within a Woman is a 1966 film directed by Mikio Naruse. The writer, Toshirō Ide, based it on the 1951 novel The Thin Line by Edward Atiyah, so the film is also known by the novel's title in some English sources. The film starred Keiju Kobayashi, Michiyo Aratama, and Mitsuko Kusabue.
Those Who Make Tomorrow 
Those Who Make Tomorrow is a 1946 film written by Yusaku Yamagata and Kajiro Yamamoto and directed by Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Sekigawa and Kajiro Yamamoto. Kurosawa would later leave the film out of his credits.
Tora-san's Song of Love [6 August 1983 (Japan)]
Tora-san's Song of Love aka Torasan's Journey with a Lady is a 1983 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma, and Harumi Miyako as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora-san's Song of Love is the thirty-first entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.
Untamed [1 March 1955 (USA)]
In 1847, Katie O'Neill (Susan Hayward), the vibrant daughter of a wealthy horse-breeding family, falls in love with a farmer named Paul Van Riebeck (Tyrone Power), who unfortunately must leave Ireland and return home. The following year, after marrying another man, Katie and her kin flee to South Africa to escape the potato famine. Life in the new world is fraught with danger, but even more perilous than the native attacks is Von Riebeck's return, which causes Katie's heartstrings to stir.… MORE
Utae! Taiyô [22 November 1945]
Vampire Moth 
Vampire Moth is a 1956 Japanese film directed by Nobuo Nakagawa. The film has been described as the first Japanese vampire film, but in which the creature is revealed to be not supernatural, similar to The Cat and the Canary.
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs [15 January 1960 (Japan)]
Widow Keiko (Hideko Takamine) is a well-liked and decently paid bar hostess, but greedy relatives and ill-advised affairs leave her lonely and facing debts. No longer a young woman, she searches for romantic and financial stability. Her heart lies with the married Nobuhiko (Masayuki Mori), but she entertains the idea of wedding kindly suitor Matsukichi (Daisuke Kato) to escape the tedium of her days and the bleak future that will await her if she ages out of her trade without marrying.… MORE
Whistle in My Heart [29 March 1959]
White Beast [3 June 1950]
Wife [29 April 1953]
Mihoko and Toichi, a couple married for 10 years, lose interest in each other over time due to unfulfilled expectations. Soon, Toichi begins an affair with an ex-colleague, a widow.
Yearning [15 January 1964 (Japan)]
A grocer's widow (Hideko Takamine) faces outside pressure to sell her store and learns of her brother-in-law's (Yûzô Kayama) unrequited love for her.
- 21 May 1926.
- Tokyo, Japan.