A boxer is out in the country with his entourage, training for his next fight. Meanwhile, on the farm nearby, Roger is neglecting his chores. As he watches the boxer and his sparring ... See full summary »
In the middle of a fierce commercial competition between three caramel companies, an executive builds up a ditsy teenage girl as a mascot while simultaneously trying to uncover the rival companies' plans.
An Inn at Osaka, rarely seen outside Japan, follows the story of an insurance company executive from Tokyo, Mr. Mito, who is demoted to the Osaka office. He takes a room at a small inn and tries to rebuild his life.
Young servant girl Hamako has just started working for her personal heroine, Madame Yuki. Her romanticized view of the Madame is broken immediately, as she is introduced with a list of the Madame's personal problems.
Tatsuo Saitô and Mitsuko Yoshikawa have married off the third of three daughters. Feeling the expense and too much liquor, he worries about their future, with their nine-year-old son, Masao Hayama. They're not young and he anticipates twenty years before the boy is independent. When he suggests that an education is no guarantee of a good life anymore -- there's a worry that hasn't grown out of date! -- and suggests that they apprentice him to a good trade, she accuses him of not loving his son and leaves for her daughter's home with the boy.
Heinosuke Gosho's family comedy is a mild but heartfelt tempest in a teapot, with several pleasantly drawn battles of the sexes, good performances and even a nicely drawn nightclub sequence in which Saitô encounters a couple of underlings out of his usual element. In sum total, it's a very pleasant if not particularly surprising effort.
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