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1958

Benten kozo

The Gay Masquerade

弁天小僧

(c)KADOKAWA CORPORATION 1958

(c)KADOKAWA CORPORATION 1958

Release Date
December, 7th, 1958
Running Time
86 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
HDCAM
Screen Size
Cinema Scope (1:2.35)

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

DAIEI

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

DAIEI

[ Story ]

Kikunosuke is one of the street rogues led by Nipponzaemon whose ostensible trade is pawnbroking. However, their real business is blackmail and in order to deceive people on one occasion Kikunosuke disguises himself as a beautiful girl and on another as the page of a nobleman.
Eventually he falls in love with an innocent girl, but parts from her in the belief that he is unworthy of her love and now desires to become an honest man.
Finding by chance that he is the abandoned son of Hamamatsuya a wealthy merchant who with his daughter are being victimized by certain officials, Kikunosuke makes up his mind to do a good deed for once, even if it means risking his life by defeating the forces of evil, and help his real father and sister without disclosing his identity.

【Quoted from the database of Kadokawa Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1959 2.2】

[ Contact (International) ]

KADOKAWA CORPORATION
International Sales

2-13-3 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8177
Rep: MATSUBARA Masaki (President)
Attn: FURUTSUKI Etsuko
tel: +81 50 1746 1220
E-mail: furutsuki-e@kadokawa.jp
http://www.kadokawa.co.jp

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