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Carmen Comes Home (1951)
"Karumen kokyo ni kaeru" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  22 December 1959 (USA)
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A girl who had left her home village for life in Tokyo returns to her home years later, and evokes a scandal when the locals discover that she's a stripper.

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Kin Aoyama aka Lily Carmen
Shûji Sano ...
Haruo Taguchi - the blind composer
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The principal
Kuniko Igawa ...
Mitsuko Taguchi - Haruo's wife
Takeshi Sakamoto ...
Shoichi Aoyama - Kin's father
Bontarô Miake ...
Maruju - the transportation magnate
Keiji Sada ...
Mr. Ogawa - the young school master
Toshiko Kobayashi ...
Maya Akemi - Kin's friend
Kôji Mitsui ...
Oka - Maruju's employee
Yûko Mochizuki ...
Yuki Aoyama - Kin's sister (as Mieko Mochizuki)
Yoshito Yamaji ...
Village youth
Akio Isono ...
Ichiro Aoyama - Yuki's husband
Kuninori Kôdô
Sumie Kuwabara
Eiko Takamatsu
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A girl who had left her small Japanese village for the excitement and adventure of the big city--in this case, Tokyo--returns home years later for a visit. However, scandal erupts when the villagers find out what she has been doing in Tokyo all these years--she's a stripper. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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When I saw "Carman Comes Home" some years ago it struck me as a gentle and well played comedy on familiar themes. The striking thing, as it was the first Japanese Color film, was the photography which was memorable. It seemed on a par with classics of the era and recalled Michael Powell's best films. I would recommend it to anyone, and I hope a version subtitled into English comes to DVD soon. There are so many good to wonderful Japanese films of the classic era this one should not be lost in the shuffle. I saw it at the Japan Center in Los Angeles. There were once several great Japanese movie theaters in L.A.

Part of the fun of following the Japanese greats, however, is that a lot are hard to see and you have to wait for special screenings.


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