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Wife! Be Like a Rose! (1935)
"Tsuma yo bara no yo ni" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  12 April 1937 (USA)
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Tokyo salary girl lives with very serious bluestocking haiku writing mother. Salary girl seeks to marry the attendant dish but needs absent father to act as go-between... See full synopsis »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sachiko Chiba ...
Kimiko Yamamoto
Yuriko Hanabusa ...
Oyuki
Sadao Maruyama ...
Shunsaku - Kimiko's father
Toshiko Itô ...
Etsuko - Kimiko's mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kamatari Fujiwara ...
Shingo - Etsuko's brother
Setsuko Horikoshi ...
Shizuko - Oyuki's daughter
Chikako Hosokawa ...
Shingo's wife
Kaoru Itô ...
Kenichi - Oyuki's son
Heihachirô Ôkawa ...
Seiji - Kimiko's boyfriend
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Tokyo salary girl lives with very serious bluestocking haiku writing mother. Salary girl seeks to marry the attendant dish but needs absent father to act as go-between... See full synopsis »

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This was possibly the first fictional feature film from Japan to be distributed in the United States, under the name "Wife, Be Like a Rose!" See more »

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Remade as Koi ni mezameru koro (1969) See more »

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Great and sweet
2 September 2003 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

A very dear film by the young Naruse Mikio, and the theme is what it so often is in the great Japanese cinema of the 1930s, 40s and 50s: the heart wants what it wants. The lovely daughter is played by Chiba Sachiko, and she would later marry Naruse. The wonderful Japanese actor Maruyama Sadao plays the father. Maruyama would later be exterminated in the U.S. terror bombing of Hiroshima.


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