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1959

Arashi o yobu yujo

Friendship of Jazz

嵐を呼ぶ友情

Release Date
January, 3rd, 1959
Running Time
95 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
-
Screen Size
Cinema Scope (1:2.35)

[ Directed by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

NIKKATSU

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

NIKKATSU

[ Story ]

The "Jazz Boat" is a popular night spot on Tokyo's Ginza. It was from an old trumpet artist, Koichiro Hate that Okabe and Kawazoe first learned how to blow the horn, and although Koichiro now performs at a small place on the edge of town, he is remembered for his genuine Dixieland style.
Another who loves the old cornetist is Chiaki Tomooka, who takes care of him and had been the fiancée of Koichiro's only son, Minoru who quarreled with his father and left to roam the streets as a singer. None know him as Koichiro's son, but only as "Akira".
One night, in the dressing room of a night club dancer, Mariko, Okabe and Kawazoe get into a fight with "Akira." Later, they are astounded to hear from Koichiro himself, that this "Akira" is indeed his own son.
From Chiaki, Okabe and Kawazoe turn their attention to Mari, but discover that Minoru is having an affair with her, and they face Minoru with the knowledge that they know he is Koichiro's son.
He tells them that the man who taught him to blow a horn said that he could never become a good horn man.
Okabe and Kawazoe decide to do everything possible to bring Minoru back to his father. Soon Minoru has a place with the "Reds and the Blues" and then with a new band called ''Friendship of Jazz."
In the great hall where the new band gives its first concert, Mariko is deep in the shadows and Chiaki is there too. The climax comes as Minoru, Okabe and Kawazoe escort the old Koichiro to the stage, and though half blind, the tones streaming from his trumpet come clear and steady.

【Quoted from the database of Nikkatsu Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1959.2.2】

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