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Morning's Tree-Lined Street (1936)

Ashita no namikimichi (original title)




Cast overview:
Sachiko Chiba Sachiko Chiba ... Chiyo
Heihachirô Ôkawa Heihachirô Ôkawa ... Ogawa
Ranko Akagi Ranko Akagi ... Shigeyo (Hisako)
Nijiko Kiyokawa Nijiko Kiyokawa ... Fusako
Satoko Date Satoko Date ... Mitsuko
Hatsuko Natsume Hatsuko Natsume ... Fujiko
Tamae Kiyokawa Tamae Kiyokawa ... Madame at café
Kô Mihashi Kô Mihashi ... Chiyo's father
Masao Mishima ... Madame's husband
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4 September 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Sachiko Chiba leaves her village to look for a job in Tokyo. Her parents warn her the big city is full of evil people. She expects to stay with Ranko Akagi, her friend from the village, who has a job in Tokyo. However, it turns out that Miss Akagi's job is as a bar hostess, a dead-end position. Miss Chiba is a bit terrified by all the strangers, but she gamely sets out, only to run into Heihachirô Ôkawa, a salaryman who drinks at the bar. Miss Chiba decides to work at the bar until something better turns up, and Mr. Ôkawa shows up almost every night. She fantasizes a bit about their getting married.

Mikio Naruse's film about the girl from the small town in the big city is a pleasant trifle, but Miss Chiba is a real beauty. Naruse directed her in half a dozen movies in 1935 and 1936. Most of her directors treated her well, but Naruse berated her for her poor acting, driving her to tears on one shoot. So of course, they got married in 1937. The marriage lasted only three years.

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Release Date:

1 November 1936 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Morning's Tree-Lined Street See more »

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Production Co:

P.C.L. Eiga Seisaku-jo See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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