Oshidori utagassen (1939) AKA Singing Lovebirds

Oharu is the daughter of Kyôsai Shimura, a samurai who now makes his living making umbrellas. She is in love with another samurai, Reisaburô Asai, who lives next door, but he is being pursued by two of the town beauties, Otomi and Fujio. To make things even more difficult for Oharu, her father is obsessed with antiques, buying them even though he has little money and even when most of them eventually turn out to be fakes. A mistake, however, puts him deeply in debt to the local lord, Tanbanokami Minezawa, and he is confronted with having to sell Oharu in order to pay it off.

Director: Masahiro Makino.
Stars: Chiezo Kataoka, Ryôsuke Kagawa, Takashi Shimura, Mitsuru Toyama, Kajô Onoe, Hidemichi Ishikawa, Eizaburo Kusunoki, Ryutaro Chikamatsu, Matsunosuke Fukui, Minoru Fujisaki, Shirô Osaki, Mitsuo Kobayashi, Heizaburo Fujimura, Daihachiro Takebayashi, Junosuke Arashi. AKA Singing Lovebirds


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  1. Vlad
    May 11, 2018

    Outstanding! Kudos, Jon!

  2. Michael
    May 25, 2018

    thank you for this rare gem

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