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Ten Dark Women (1961)

Kuroi jûnin no onna (original title)
A man has a wife and nine girlfriends, all ten of whom are fed up with his shameless polygamy and plot to kill him. However, this is easier said than done.

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Credited cast:
Fujiko Yamamoto ...
Futaba Kaze
Keiko Kishi ...
Ichiko Ishinoshita
Tamao Nakamura ...
Shio Shimura
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Sayoko Goto
Eiji Funakoshi ...
Kaze
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masumi Ariake ...
Yatsuhiro
Jun Hamamura ...
Actor
Hajime Hana ...
Pop Group
Jûzô Itami ...
Hanamaki (as ichizo itami)
Kôichi Itô ...
Haori's man
Yuka Konno ...
Kushiko
Mayumi Kurata ...
Toshiko
Mariko Miyagi ...
Miwako
Kayoko Moriyama ...
Momoko Momose
Chieko Murai
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Kaze is a married TV producer and a shameless philanderer, having nine mistresses all at the same time. All his women have had enough of his indecisiveness and inability to commit, and meet together with a conspiracy to kill him. However, each woman secretly intends to save Kaze, thus ensuring she becomes the only woman in his life. Needless to say, when the time comes for the actual murder, things get unexpectedly complicated. Written by Will Gilbert

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3 May 1961 (Japan)  »

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Kaze: But why do you want to kill me? I just don't understand.
Futaba Kaze: That'S why we want to kill you!
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Misfire Ichikawa comedy.
26 October 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Outside his home market, only a fraction of Ichikawa's movies are known. It comes as a surprise to find that some of them are so inept.

This one can be compared with MISTER PU, another attempt at an off beat comedy which doesn't play. TV Producer Funakoshi is in the habit of seducing any suitable woman he happens to run into. Ten of them get together and decide it's time he paid for loose morals with his life.

The director has some of the collaborators on his major works along and a team of regularly employed Japanese performers and their efforts are not totally wasted. The ghostly apparitions of the printer register, particularly before we know what causes them. However despite atmosphere generated by the contrasty black and white images, the whole thing is presented mechanically.

Most interesting element is a jokey vision of 1950s TV production.


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