Up 27,997 this week

Maruhi: jorô ichiba (1972)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 76 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot


0Check in

10 Best Action Heroes

We consulted IMDb's Highest-Rated Action-Family Films to came up with 10 scene-stealing action figures your kids can relate to, look up to, and be inspired by.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 165 titles
created 24 Feb 2011

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Maruhi: jorô ichiba (1972)

Maruhi: jorô ichiba (1972) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Maruhi: jorô ichiba.


Cast overview, first billed only:
Yûko Katagiri ...
Hiroshi Gojo ...
Nobutaka Masutomi
Shingko Jo ...
Chigusa Takayama ...
Aiko Kano ...
Akemi Yamaguchi ...
Hijiri Abe ...
Kikuji (as Sei Abe)
Akira Takahashi
Tatsuya Hamaguchi
Kazuo Kinugasa ...
(as Masuo Kinukasa)
Ei Konatsu
Kyôichi Mizuki
Shigeko Ando
Kazumi Mori ...


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

roman porno | See All (1) »





Release Date:

16 September 1972 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Secret Chronicle: Prostitution Market  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Laughed Until It Hurt!
17 December 2001 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

WARNING: This review reveals some plot points!

I saw this film on late-night British TV (where it was retitled 'The Virgin Courtesan') and can honestly say I haven't laughed so much in years! It plays like a raucous soft-porn parody of 'My Fair Lady' or 'Born Yesterday.' A wide-eyed innocent ventures into a corrupt, alien world - and reduces it to a shambles with her own brand of goofy integrity. Any plot summary makes it sound gross, gratuitous and offensive. How can we laugh at a film where a 'mentally challenged' girl gets sold into prostitution? Especially one that includes a long and drawn-out 'comic' rape scene akin to Almodovar's 'Kika'?

Incredibly enough, laugh we can and laugh we do. The humour is raunchy and outrageous - and often very black. Yet director Chusei Sone has an elegance and lightness of touch that ensures it's never vulgar and (more important, perhaps) never cruel. Not even a closing act of necrophilia can shatter the film's overall good spirits, or our liking for its 'dumb but honest' heroine

  • whose naivete about sex and her own body makes her an unlikely feminist

figure in patriarchal 19th century Japan. This film is a gem! Don't miss it!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Maruhi: jorô ichiba (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: