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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 ...
Theatre employee
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
Kokuten Kôdô
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In the turn of the Twentieth Century, the rickshaw driver Matsugoro "Matsu" is a happy man and a troublemaker well-known by everyone in his village. One day, Matsu sees an injured boy, Toshio, and brings him home. His mother Yoshiko Yoshioka asks Matsuo to take the boy to the doctor and then her husband Capt. Kotaro Yoshioka asks her to reward Matsu. However the rickshaw man refuses the money and becomes a friend of the family. When Kotaro unexpectedly dies, Matsuo helps Yoshiko to raise her son. Soon he falls in love with her, but he does not dare to open his heart to Yoshiko since they belong to different social classes. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Sad tale about a poor Rikisha man....
6 April 1999 | by (So Cal) – See all my reviews

Really great movie. About a poor rikisha man, Matsu)mifune) who cares for Toshio and her son after her husband, Yoshioka suddenly dies. Matsu acts as the boy's fatherly figure, he spots the child with a tangled up kite..he parks his rikshaw with a customer seated and runs over to help out the kid; he plays games, tells stories about himself to the kid and the best bit is the games..during a parade he jumps up to a great big kodo drum and begins to play...that is the best part. I won't give the end away. Gotta see that for yourself. but it's not happy. Like all Toshiro's movies, it's well worth the time to watch.


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