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Tadao Ikeda (script)
Mikio Naruse (original story)
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Release Date:
8 June 1933 (Japan) See more »
A single mother works tirelessly as a Ginza bar hostess to ensure a better life for her young until--her long-lost husband returns. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Sumiko Kurishima ... Omitsu
Tatsuo Saitô ... Mizuhara, Omitsu's husband
Atsushi Arai ... Neighbour
Mitsuko Yoshikawa ... Neighbour's wife
Chôko Iida ... Landlady
Teruko Kojima ... Fumi, Omitsu's daughter
Reikô Tani ... Morie
Einosuke Naka ... Doctor
Tsuruko Kumoi ... Waitress #1
Teruko Wakamizu ... Waitress #2
Takeshi Sakamoto
Shigeru Ogura
Ichirô Okuni
Seikô Nakamura
Ranko Sawa
Kenji Ôyama

Directed by
Mikio Naruse 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tadao Ikeda  script
Mikio Naruse  original story

Original Music by
Masao Koga 
Cinematography by
Suketarô Inokai 
Art Direction by
Tatsuo Hamada 
Set Decoration by
Kôjiro Kawasaki 
Matasaburo Okuno 
Costume Design by
Matsunosuke Matsushita 
Makeup Department
Sae Takita .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Heizô Iwaya .... assistant director
Minoru Matsui .... assistant director
Minoru Shibuya .... assistant director
Art Department
Seizô Kubota .... set designer
Camera and Electrical Department
Eijirô Fujita .... assistant photographer
Shozo Noguchi .... gaffer
Masao Saito .... assistant photographer
Other crew
Kiyomitsu Hinata .... text photography
Toshimi Nassho .... film development
Tomoyasu Shiga .... title designer
Takeo Tajiri .... stage manager
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Each Night I Dream" - USA (alternative title)
"Every-Night Dreams" - USA (literal English title)
"Nightfly Dreams" - USA (festival title)
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USA:64 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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3 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Sight, waters, 29 February 2012
Author: chaos-rampant from Greece

I'll admit I have no use for something like this. I can watch a street view from a window by the hours and remain utterly transfixed, just a view of the world rolling around with its splendor of mundane minutiae. But don't give me flows of life melodramatized to look ordinary. Don't squeeze out histrionics as though insight.

As with contemporaneous Ozu, this troubles me more because it's already sparse enough to let you imagine where emptiness may reside at heart. But instead of being properly empty so that the smallest gesture can ring far and wide with meaning, we have scripted life.

The plot is about a wayward father who returns to take care of his family. The mother is working hard as a hostess to raise her child. Jobs are scarce.

A lot of that brings to mind Ozu's silents except this is much more despondent as a whole. The finale is bleak, pure damaged life that goes unredeemed. Instead of a sacrificing hero, the last memory of the man is as a coward and a scoundrel.

So I'm going to pass on this but want to make a last comment. Two instances visually stand out, in how sudden violence that has taken place far from us is transferred here and now, and merged with our vision. One is the car accident, Naruse's inventive touch is that he renders the thing with a toy car pushed by the father over a dresser. The second is in the finale, where the woman is confronted with bitter news and her sight becomes the blurry waters.

These are nice but again a little slight compared to what was being achieved elsewhere.

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