Oban's Dipping Contest (1961)

Atomic no obon, onna oyabuntaiketsu no maki (original title)
Modern comedy, based on the popular manga.


Kôzô Saeki


Yukio Sugiura (manga), Ryuji Yanagisawa (based on the manga)


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Cast overview:
Yaeko Mizutani ... (as Yoshie Mizutani)
Ichirô Arishima Ichirô Arishima
Sonomi Nakajima Sonomi Nakajima
Shizuko Kasagi Shizuko Kasagi
Masumi Harukawa Masumi Harukawa
Michiyo Yokoyama Michiyo Yokoyama
Ichirô Nakatani
Toki Shiozawa Toki Shiozawa
Ryuichi Fujiyama Ryuichi Fujiyama
Akira Hitomi Akira Hitomi
Shigeru Tsuyuguchi Shigeru Tsuyuguchi
Kiyoshi Atsumi Kiyoshi Atsumi
Ichirô Nakaya Ichirô Nakaya


Modern comedy, based on the popular manga.

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Release Date:

November 1961 (USA) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Madcap doesn't begin to describe it!
21 April 2003 | by gregcoutureSee all my reviews

Back in the early 1960s, Japan's Toho Studios bought a theater from the Fox West Coast chain on LaBrea Ave. in the mid-Wilshire district of Los Angeles, beautifully and comfortably remodelled it, and used it as a showcase almost exclusively for its own product. With a large Japanese-speaking audience available, it was quite a success. I saw several pictures there, most of them simultaneously sub-titled in English and in Cantonese (rather distracting, you may be sure!) This frenetic comedy, about a gang of Tokyo pickpockets led by a kimono-clad lovely, had a full theater roaring with laughter. I didn't even bother to keep up with the subtitles, since what was happening on the screen was so fast-paced and downright hilarious. I'd love to see it again, but please!, in the proper ratio. (It was photographed in "Tohoscope" - Toho's version of CinemaScope.) I can dream, can't I?

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