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Walk Cheerfully (1930)

Hogaraka ni ayume (original title)
A small-time hood wants to go straight for a good girl but finds that starting over isn't as simple as it sounds.

Director:

Yasujirô Ozu

Writers:

Tadao Ikeda (screenplay), Hiroshi Shimizu (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Minoru Takada Minoru Takada ... Kenji Koyama
Hiroko Kawasaki Hiroko Kawasaki ... Yasue Sugimoto
Satoko Date Satoko Date ... Chieko
Takeshi Sakamoto ... Ono, the company's president
Nobuko Matsuzono Nobuko Matsuzono ... Yasue's sister
Hisao Yoshitani Hisao Yoshitani ... Senko
Teruo Môuri Teruo Môuri ... Gunpei
Utako Suzuki Utako Suzuki ... The mother
Kanji Kawahara Kanji Kawahara
Kenji Kimura Kenji Kimura
Chishû Ryû
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Storyline

Kenji is a small thief who likes drinking and fighting. He falls in love with sweet and simple Yazue, but when she finds out what kind of guy he really is, she leaves him 'until he becomes an honest person'. But it is not easy to get rid of one's past. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

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Trivia

The song lyrics (in English)on the wall in Kenji's apartment are for "The Gay Caballero", written by Frank Crumit / Lou Klein in 1928. See more »

Quotes

Senko: [singing] I am a gay caballero...
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Connections

References Our Dancing Daughters (1928) See more »

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Solid early effort.
18 April 2021 | by hemisphere65-1See all my reviews

Nicely paced film, with an expected ending based on the obvious influences.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

None

Release Date:

1 March 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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