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Katei no jijo

Their Legacy


Release Date
January, 3rd, 1962
Running Time
93 min
Screening Format
Screen Size
Cinema Scope (1:2.35)

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[ Story ]

Heitaro, who had served his firm loyally for 30 years, reaches the retirement age. He has four unmarried daughters and decides to split his retirement allowance he has received from his firm into 500,000 yen for each daughter as a wedding dowry. He considers them all old enough to handle the money, and gives them a free hand to use it as they wish.
The money affects the girls in different ways. It refreshes Kazuko, the eldest daughter who had been unable to refuse the attentions of her department chief for fear of losing her job, and gives her the courage to break away from him and start a shop of her own.

The money indirectly helps Fumiko, the second daughter, to find, after many heartbreaking episodes, which of the two men in her life really loves her. Shinako, the baby of the family, decides to become a Shylock in a get-rich-quick move. But she changes her mind when she finds that it is making her boyfriend fawningly subservient and dependent on her money.
Only Miyako, the third daughter, seems untouched by the possession of money. She is the only one not working and is the little mother of the family.
The money teaches the whole family many lessons, both sad and hilarious, until all the girls find themselves ideal husbands. And to cap their good fortune, there is a wife in the offing for Heitaro himself.

【Quoted from the database of Kadokawa Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1962 5.2】

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