Tag Archives: Kinuyo Tanaka
Joyû Sumako no koi / The Love of Sumako the Actress (1947) Kenji Mizoguchi, Kinuyo Tanaka, Sô Yamamura, Kikue Môri, Drama
The stage director Shimamura, who is bringing western theatre to Japan, falls in love with the outspoken actress Sumako Matsui, and leaves his family to be with her, while trying to keep his Art Theatre solvent.
In postwar Japan a young woman is unable to marry her sweetheart because her family’s in difficult circumstances and needs her income to keep afloat.
Waga koi wa moenu / Flame of My Love (1949) Kenji Mizoguchi, Kinuyo Tanaka, Mitsuko Mito, Kuniko Miyake, Drama, Romance
Shunkinsho: Okoto to Sasuke / Okoto and Sasuke (1935) Yasujirô Shimazu, Kinuyo Tanaka, Kôkichi Takada, Hideo Fujino, Drama
Aizen katsura / The Love-Troth Tree (1938) Hiromasa Nomura, Kinuyo Tanaka, Ken Uehara, Hideo Fujino, Drama, Romance
Sanjûsangen-dô, tôshiya monogatari / A Tale of Archery at the Sanjusangendo (1945) Mikio Naruse, Kazuo Hasegawa, Kinuyo Tanaka, Sensho Ichikawa, War, Drama
Ugetsu monogatari / Ugetsu (1953) Kenji Mizoguchi, Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyô, Kinuyo Tanaka, Drama, Fantasy, War
In the beginning of the springtime in the period of the Japanese Civil Wars of the Sixteenth Century in Lake Biwa in the Province of Omi, the family man farmer and craftsman Genjurô travels to Nagahama to sell his wares and makes a small fortune.
Munekata kyôdai / The Munekata Sisters (1950) Yasujirô Ozu, Kinuyo Tanaka, Hideko Takamine, Ken Uehara, Drama
Setsuko is unhappily to Mimura, an engineer with no job and a bad drinking habit. She had always been in love with Hiroshi but both of them failed to propose when Hiroshi left for France a few years ago. Now he is back and Mariko (Setsuko’s sister) tries to reunite them. She too is secretly in love with Hiroshi.