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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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Cast

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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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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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Remake of The Life of Matsu the Untamed (1943) See more »

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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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