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  • The Pacific War and the interenational Military Tribunal

    The Pacific War and the interenational Military Tribunal (1959)

    Director
    KOMORI Kiyoshi
    Cast
    ARASHI Kanjuro, TAKADA Minoru, SASAKI Takamaru

    In 1941, overpopulated Japan faces an economic boycott and its armed forces push further to the south. And despite negotiations between Japan and the U. S. A. war is declared with the attack on Pearl Harbour. Victories follow for Japan on land and se...

  • Broken Blossoms

    Broken Blossoms (1959)

    Director
    ISHII Teruo
    Cast
    OBATA Kinuko, MITSUYA Utako, UTSUI Ken

    After the surrender in August 1945, the Japanese residents in Manchuria fell into the hands of the enemy forces. The volunteer nurses soon attract the attention of the occupation troops and they are drafted to a medical relief station. Then a group o...

  • Enchanted Princess

    Enchanted Princess (1959)

    Director
    KIMURA Keigo
    Cast
    ICHIKAWA Raizo, WAKAO Ayako, KATSU Shintaro

    Once in the Land of Badgers, there lived an old badger named Doroemon who had a lovely daughter named Okuro, a meek and obedient girl who always went to buy sake' for him. Now, near the forest where Doroemon and Okuro lived was a palace in which liv...

  • Samurai Vendetta

    Samurai Vendetta (1959)

    Director
    MORI Kazuo
    Cast
    ICHIKAWA Raizo, KATSU Shintaro, MAKI Chitose

    Receiving an urgent letter from his uncle, Yasubei Nakayama, an accomplished fencer of the ltto school, hurries to assist him in a duel with the Murakami Brothers, his rivals in swordship. On his way, Yasubei almost collides with a young rider, evide...

  • A Gambler as I Am

    A Gambler as I Am (1959)

    Director
    WATANABE Kunio
    Cast
    HASEGAWA Kazuo, HONGO Kojiro, KOBAYASHI Katsuhiko

    In 1905, a few days before the fall of Mukden the citizens of Tokyo are surprised at the murder of a member of parliament, Kentaro Akashi, at the home of his young mistress. Naojiro, a spirited young man who used to be a house boy at the Akashi's vo...

  • Etajima, the Naval Academy

    Etajima, the Naval Academy (1959)

    Director
    MURAYAMA Mitsuo
    Cast
    KOBAYASHI Katsuhiko, NANBU Shozo, MOMOYAMA Taro

    The former Japanese Naval Academy was at Etajima, one of the many islands of the beautiful Inland Sea. Among the new cadets were Ishikawa and Murase. Murase's mother had remarried after his father's death and the impressionable boy hated his overbea...

  • Odd Obsession

    Odd Obsession (1959)

    Director
    ICHIKAWA Kon
    Cast
    KYO Machiko, KANO Junko, NAKADAI Tatsuya

    Mr. Kenmochi, in his early sixties, is enjoying an obviously happy life in his Kyoto home. A man of artistic temperament, he is not merely an art-critic and an antiquarian, but also a connoisseur of beautiful things and a dilettante. He complains of...

  • The Lord and the Gambler

    The Lord and the Gambler (1959)

    Director
    TANAKA Tokuzo
    Cast
    ICHIKAWA Raizo, HONGO Kojiro, AWAJI Keiko

    Fate begins to smile upon young Chonosuke Tokugawa, son of eleventh Tokugawa Shogun, after some twenty years of life as a dependent at his step-brother's castle, when the ruler of the Takatori Clan suddenly dies leaving no heir and despite the protes...

  • Beauty the Enemy

    Beauty the Enemy (1959)

    Director
    MASUMURA Yasuzo
    Cast
    SUGIMURA Haruko, YAMAMOTO Fujiko, WAKAO Ayako

    Fusa Yoshino's only ambition in life is to care for her ancestral estate on the outskirts of Tokyo. By her first husband she has a lovely daughter name Kikue, while from her deceased second husband she has another daughter, named Keiko, who is just a...

  • The Path I Remember

    The Path I Remember (1959)

    Director
    SHIMA Koji
    Cast
    YAMAMOTO Fujiko, WANAMI Takayoshi, KUROIWA Kaoru

    When Saya's parents died several years before she was left with her blind younger brother and sister. Assisted by his sister blind Minoru acquires confidence in himself and shows great talent as a violinist. Minoru has a pen friend named Johan in Vi...

  • The Gaijin

    The Gaijin (1959)

    Director
    KATO Bin
    Cast
    HASEGAWA Kazuo, NAKADA Yasuko, NEGAMI Jun

    In 1625 a great Burmese army invaded Siam. At the same time Cambodian forces are also planning an invasion. With his country in dire peril the Siamese king approaches the Japanese settlers in his country and asks for their help. A young Japanese name...

  • The Cast-Off

    The Cast-Off (1959)

    Director
    MASUMURA Yasuzo
    Cast
    SABURI Shin, SAWAMURA Sadako, WAKAO Ayako

    Sanada who has been a mere technician in a small laboratory becomes a director of a chemical company through his invention of a binding agent, Sandait. With the change in his social position his life undergoes a sudden transformation. His wife, kind-...

  • The Most Valuable Madam

    The Most Valuable Madam (1959)

    Director
    MASUMURA Yasuzo
    Cast
    WAKAO Ayako, KAWAGUCHI Hiroshi, FUNAKOSHI Eiji

    What do you think "The Most Valuable Madam" means? Some people say that it means a woman who keeps her husband completely under her thumb. According to another view it means a woman who has a profound knowledge about how to handle a man. lchiro, the...

  • The Makioka Sisters

    The Makioka Sisters (1959)

    Director
    SHIMA Koji
    Cast
    TODOROKI Yukiko, KYO Machiko, YAMAMOTO Fujiko

    Based on the famous novel by Junichiro Tanizaki, this is a story of the four sisters of the ancient and reputable Makioka family of Osaka. After their father's death, the fortunes of the family decline and their large mansion passes into other hands...

  • Hey, Pineapple!

    Hey, Pineapple! (1959)

    Director
    UCHIKAWA Seiichiro
    Cast
    SUGIURA Naoki, KOSAKA Kazuya, BAN Junzaburo

    This is the film version of a war novel by Robert N. Hongo, a Hawaiian Nisei, based on his experiences during the Korean War which was best-seller in Hawaii, and was widely discussed when Shochiku finally obtained the film rights in severe competitio...

  • Tokyo Omnibus

    Tokyo Omnibus (1959)

    Director
    BANSHO Yoshiaki
    Cast
    TAKAHASHI Teiji, SADA Keiji, OKI Minoru

    "Samba Garasu," meaning three-some, has always been a Shochiku tradition. In this film, celebrating the 3,000th production of the Shochiku Company, three generations of the "Samba Garasu" tradition have been brought together in a gay modern day story...

  • Road to Eternity

    Road to Eternity (1959)

    Director
    KOBAYASHI Masaki
    Cast
    NAKADAI Tatsuya, ARATAMA Michiyo, SADA Keiji

    "Road to Eternity" is the sequel to No Greater Love in which the wide-screen process plus striking black-white photography vividly depicts the unbelievable, irrational, and inhuman practices of an army at war. For suspected Red sympathies, Kaji has ...

  • Affair in the Mist

    Affair in the Mist (1959)

    Director
    SHIBUYA Minoru
    Cast
    OKADA Mariko, TSUGAWA Masahiko, MIKAMI Shinichiro

    "Affair in the Mist" is the story of Sonoko, mistress of the managing director of construction firm who has fought his way up from a stevedore, and is striving to begin a new life after leaving her man. A terrible burden is her father who once tried ...

  • Vagabond Lovers

    Vagabond Lovers (1959)

    Director
    NAKAMURA Noboru
    Cast
    TAKAHASHI Teiji, ARIMA Ineko, ITO Yunosuke

    This is a fun-packed travelogue-comedy which carries the audience to many scenic places, on and off the beaten path. Beautiful shots of the Inland Sea, the ultra-modern aspects of Nagoya and the historic and picturesque city of Hirado come to life in...

  • Okinawa Interlude

    Okinawa Interlude (1959)

    Director
    HORIUCHI Manao
    Cast
    OKI Minoru, OKADA Mariko, NAMBARA Shinji

    For the first time since the end of the war, a Japanese motion picture group went on location to Okinawa to film "Kairyu", based on a popular magazine serial. The result is a charming landscape of exotic Okinawa in a beautiful widescreen film. The p...

  • Kinokuniya, the Dauntless Merchant

    Kinokuniya, the Dauntless Merchant (1959)

    Director
    WATANABE Kunio
    Cast
    TAKADA Kokichi, SAGA Michiko, KONOE Jushiro

    The life of Bunzaemon Kinokuniya, a merchant of feudal Japan is legendary to the Japanese, and this film covers the early days of his career from the time he sacrifices himself for others until the day he again proves himself against tremendous odds....

  • Takamaru and Kikumaru

    Takamaru and Kikumaru (1959)

    Director
    MARUNE Santaro
    Cast
    MATSUMOTO Kinshiro, HANANOMOTO Kotobuki, IZUMI Kyoko

    Two brothers, Takamaru and Kikumaru, are living with their father, Hakuraku-Ou, until one day Hakuraku-Ou is killed by "Death's-Head" Ginnosuke, a villain skilled in the art of sorcery. Hakuraku-Ou had long been seeking a Tiger Seal which, together ...

  • Red Pants : "Underwater" Series

    Red Pants : "Underwater" Series (1959)

    Director
    IWAMA Tsuruo
    Cast
    OKI Minoru, IZUMI Kyoko, KOYAMA Akiko

    A woman diver in great peril is rescued by Shinji, a fisherman. But his deed is belittled by Takiko, another diver, as a rash act. Her attitude, however, is nothing but a cloak to hide her affection for him. Shinji, hard working and manly, becomes th...

  • High Teen

    High Teen (1959)

    Director
    INOUE Kazuo
    Cast
    SADA Keiji, KUWANO Miyuki, MIKAMI Shinichiro

    Terasaki, the new history teacher at the Senior High School, finds encouragement in the words of his Principal. "There are no bad children in this world. Some may be hard to handle but a teacher should never lose courage … never give up." But when p...

  • No Greater Love

    No Greater Love (1959)

    Director
    KOBAYASHI Masaki
    Cast
    NAKADAI Tatsuya, ARATAMA Michiyo, ARIMA Ineko

    Director Masaki Kobayashi says of this film: "My chief reason for making a motion picture of "Ningen no Joken" was probably the fact that I, too, went through similar experiences like Kaji during the war. And through the character of Kaji I wished t...