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The Rickshaw Man (1958)
"Muhomatsu no issho" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  3 May 1960 (USA)
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A poor rickshaw driver finds himself taking care of a young woman and her son after the woman's husband dies suddenly.

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Matsugoro
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Yoshiko Yoshioka
Hiroshi Akutagawa ...
Capt. Kotaro Yoshioka
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Shigezo Yuki
Chôko Iida ...
Otora (innkeeper)
Haruo Tanaka ...
Kumakichi
Jun Tatara ...
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Kenji Kasahara ...
Toshio Yoshioka
Kaoru Matsumoto ...
Young Toshio
Nobuo Nakamura ...
Yoshiko's brother
Ichirô Arishima ...
Medicine peddler
Chieko Nakakita ...
Yoshiko's sister-in-law
Seiji Miyaguchi ...
Fencing master
Bokuzen Hidari
Kuninori Kôdô
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Matsugoro is a poor rickshaw driver whose animated spirit and optimistic demeanor make him a favorite of the town. Matsu helps an injured boy, Toshio, and is hired by the boy's parents, Kotaro and Yoshioko, to transport the boy to and from doctor appointments. Matsu comes to love the boy and his parents. When Toshio's father dies, Matsu becomes a surrogate father, helping to raise the boy and secretly falling in love with Toshio's mother Yoshioko. But Matsu knows there is a great gulf between their classes and there seems no hope that Matsu can ever be more than the rickshaw man to the mother and son. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Great acting and story
23 March 2003 | by (Sandy Eggo, California) – See all my reviews

While filled with pathos, there is enough fun in this film to keep you on your toes. Set in Japan at the turn of the 20th century, it shows how a simple rickshaw man has to adjust to the modernization of his country. Menawhile, keeping his promise to a dead client, he cares for the wife and child of the dead naval officer. The hitch is that he loves the beautiful widow and child. Yet, is constrained by social boundries from ever expressing it to them.

Only Mifune could have turned in a performance such as this.

Just wish they'd remaster this rascal and offer it as a DVD.


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