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1958

Subarashiki dansei

That Wonderful Guy

素晴しき男性

Release Date
July, 6th, 1958
Running Time
106 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
-
Screen Size
Cinema Scope (1:2.35)

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

NIKKATSU

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

NIKKATSU

[ Story ]

This is a story of the bright lights of show business. Yoko, a dancer, dreams of happiness away from the hand to mouth existence of the theatre, and marriage with a handsome, rich man who haunts her dreams, a combination of James Dean, Yujiro Ishihara and Elvis Presley.
One night, her friend Mikiko, introduces her to a man she recognizes as the hero of her dreams whom she accompanies to a night club. He proposes marriage and asks her to visit his mother the next day.
Yoko's sister, Naomi, suspects that Hideo Tsuchiya is simply flirting with her and warns her to be careful. Yoko's interview with her hero's parents is not a success and she is somewhat surprised when Tsuchiya tells her not to reveal her profession to them. But his mother Tamiko is not prepared to be amused by anything, for to her dismay her daughter Reiko, whom she wishes to marry to a former peer, is in love with a musician. And when Tsuchiya vows that he is prepared to forego his inheritance to marry Yoko his sister promises her mother that she will give up the musician and marry Jujo, the former peer, if she'll grant her brother his happiness.
When their engagement is announced and Yoko tenders her resignation to Takeo Dan, the stage director, she is amazed to find that he is really Tsuchiya's elder brother whose only passion in life is the stage. Shortly after this Takeo is put in charge of production but does not seem to be happy, and through a friend Yoko learns of his love for her.
Reiko, now disgusted with her husband's habits returns home and realizes that she is still in love with Yoshimura, the musician.
And Yoko now finds that it is Takeo whom she really loves and leaves the dejected Hideo to return to the Metro Theatre and her "wonderful guy."

【Quoted from the database of Nikkatsu Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1958.1.2】

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