Mikio Naruse's Filmsby KasparM | created - 16 Jul 2011 | updated - 16 Jul 2011 | Public
18. No Blood Relation (1932)
79 min | Drama
An actress returns to Tokyo after a successful stint in Hollywood to reclaim - with the help of her gangster brother - the daughter she abandoned years before.
23. Street Without End (1934)
89 min | Drama
Story of a waitress whose life, despite a host of male admirers and even some intrigued movie talent scouts, ends up taking a stiflingly domestic turn after a wealthy businessman accidentally hits her with his car.
24. Saakasu goningumi (1935)
65 min | Drama
Five poor musicians make up the worst traveling brass band in Japan. For a few days they hook up with an awful circus whose male performers are on strike.
25. The Actress and the Poet (1935)
73 min | Comedy
Among the tight-knit neighbours are a poet, his actress wife, a bachelor budding author, a tobacco shop owner-cum-landlady, an insurance salesman and his nosy and greedy wife. Enter a young... See full summary »
26. Otome-gokoro - Sannin-shimai (1935)
75 min | Drama
Three sisters earn money for their bossy mother by being samisen street musicians. This means mainly playing a banjo type instrument for tips in bars. A number of loosely linked episodes ... See full synopsis »
27. Wife! Be Like a Rose! (1935)
74 min | Drama
A young woman reaches maturity and yearns to know about her father. Her mother has poisoned her mind about the man who left her for another woman. There is a tender moment when they see ... See full summary »
28. The Girl in the Rumour (1935)
54 min | Drama
The suitor rejects elder sister Kunie but likes Kimoko, the younger one. Their father and his mistress have separate shops. Kimiko suddenly learns that she is her mother. Business is bad. The police visit when business shortcuts are taken.
30. The Road I Travel with You (1936)
69 min | Drama
"The Road I Travel With You" concerns two brothers of marriageable age and their mother, a former geisha who has been set up by an absent patron in a spacious country home in Kamakura. The ... See full summary »
36. Tsuruhachi and Tsurujiro (1938)
88 min | Drama
Mr. Tsurujiro is a Japanese folk singer assisted by Ms. Tsuruhachi on the shamisen. The pair is popular, but he nitpicks often on her music and so they split. She marries a benefactor, but after a joint show, feels music is above marriage.
37. The Whole Family Works (1939)
65 min | Drama
Father of nine children cannot find a job. Despite their aspirations, the children are encouraged by both parents to hold down menial jobs and contribute to the family expenses. Eventually ... See full synopsis »
38. Sincerity (1939)
67 min | Drama
Two young girls, Nobiko and Tomiko, go to the same school. The less fortunate girl Nobiko is one of the top students, while the rich girl Tomiko is not. At one time Tomiko's father was quite fond of Nobuko's mother.
42. Hideko, the Bus Conductor (1941)
54 min | Drama
Okoma, a young lady working as a conductor with a bus company in Kofu Yamanashi, has an idea for her bus that could avert the dwindling number of passengers.
44. The Song Lantern (1943)
93 min | Drama
The head of an acclaimed Noh (traditional, stylised Japanese drama form) troupe has a son whom he wants to inherit the troupe/ school. Touring in the provinces, the son seeks out a famed ... See full synopsis »
47. Shôri no hi made (1945)
59 min | Comedy, War