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What Did the Lady Forget? (1937)
"Shukujo wa nani o wasureta ka" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  4 May 1990 (USA)
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An affluent medical professor, Komiya, and his bossy wife, Tokio, are to look after Setsuko, their high-spirited niece from Osaka. Setsuko is a liberated woman who does what she wants, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sumiko Kurishima ...
Tokiko, madam in Kojimachi
Tatsuo Saitô ...
Komiya
Michiko Kuwano ...
Setsuko
Shûji Sano ...
Okada
Takeshi Sakamoto ...
Sugiyama
Chôko Iida ...
Chiyoko Sugiyama
Ken Uehara ...
Movie star
Mitsuko Yoshikawa ...
Mitsuko, widow in Denen-chofu
Masao Hayama ...
Fujio
Tomio Aoki ...
Tomio
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mitsuko Higashiyama ...
Tokyo geisha
Yaeko Izumo
Kazuko Komaki ...
Tokyo geisha
Yoshiko Kuhara ...
Tokyo geisha
Mitsuyo Mizushima ...
Tokyo geisha
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An affluent medical professor, Komiya, and his bossy wife, Tokio, are to look after Setsuko, their high-spirited niece from Osaka. Setsuko is a liberated woman who does what she wants, including smoking, even though she is a minor. On Saturday, the professor does not feel like going to his weekend golf game, but his wife packs him off anyway. So he leaves his bag at the apartment of his student Okada, and goes to a bar with a friend. Setsuko traces him there, and insists that he take her to a geisha house. When she gets rather tipsy, the professor calls Okada to take her home, while he sleeps at Okada's. The wife becomes suspicious of Setsuko when she sees Okada bringing her home, and also of her husband when she discovers that he did not go golfing. Written by Will Gilbert

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OZU Comedy
9 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a comedy from Ozu from the mid 30's, which takes a while to get to the heart of the story but, once there, reveals an interesting premise. a niece named Setsuko, who is still a minor (she is probably 20, she is no child) goes to live with her uncle who is a doctor and her somewhat severe aunt. She is quite liberated, she smokes and takes her uncle to a geisha house when he was supposed to be golfing. The aunt eventually finds out and confronts them. This is a slice of life from Ozu when he was still honing his eventual brilliant skills on family stories. Not as essential as his best, it is still good and its only 71 minutes. If you're new to Ozu watch these films first: Late Spring, I Was Born But, Autumn Afternoon and, of course, Tokyo Story. This is a good film, with Ozu's patented long shots and camera angles. I enjoyed watching it.


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