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A radio play is going to go on air at a Tokyo radio station. It is a weepy melodrama written by housewife Miyako, who is the winner of the competition run by the station. Suddenly, the hot-tempered lead actress Nokko decides she wants the name of her character to be Mary Jane and not Ritsuko. That leads to the chain of events which changes the play completely.Written by
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I'm glad to see this movie is finally available in the US on DVD. I saw this years ago in a Los Angeles theater and have been looking for it on tape or DVD ever since. There was an expensive DVD version available in Japan and also an Asian VCD version with poorly-visible subtitles. The English sub-titles on the US DVD are large and clear. The movie has a nice ensemble cast and is very funny! There is a long tracking shot at the beginning which introduces most of the characters. The other reviews will give you more details.
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