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What Did the Lady Forget? (1937)

Shukujo wa nani o wasureta ka (original title)
An affluent medical professor, Komiya, and his bossy wife, Tokio, are to look after Setsuko, their high-spirited niece from Osaka. Setsuko is a liberated woman who does what she wants, ... See full summary »

Director:

Yasujirô Ozu

Writers:

Akira Fushimi, Yasujirô Ozu (as James Maki)
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Credited cast:
Sumiko Kurishima Sumiko Kurishima ... Tokiko, madam in Kojimachi
Tatsuo Saitô Tatsuo Saitô ... Komiya
Michiko Kuwano Michiko Kuwano ... Setsuko
Shûji Sano ... Okada
Takeshi Sakamoto ... Sugiyama
Chôko Iida ... Chiyoko Sugiyama
Ken Uehara Ken Uehara ... Movie star
Mitsuko Yoshikawa ... Mitsuko, widow in Denen-chofu
Masao Hayama ... Fujio
Tomio Aoki Tomio Aoki ... Tomio
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mitsuko Higashiyama Mitsuko Higashiyama ... Tokyo geisha
Yaeko Izumo Yaeko Izumo
Kazuko Komaki Kazuko Komaki ... Tokyo geisha
Yoshiko Kuhara Yoshiko Kuhara ... Tokyo geisha
Mitsuyo Mizushima Mitsuyo Mizushima ... Tokyo geisha
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An affluent medical professor, Komiya, and his bossy wife, Tokio, are to look after Setsuko, their high-spirited niece from Osaka. Setsuko is a liberated woman who does what she wants, including smoking, even though she is a minor. On Saturday, the professor does not feel like going to his weekend golf game, but his wife packs him off anyway. So he leaves his bag at the apartment of his student Okada, and goes to a bar with a friend. Setsuko traces him there, and insists that he take her to a geisha house. When she gets rather tipsy, the professor calls Okada to take her home, while he sleeps at Okada's. The wife becomes suspicious of Setsuko when she sees Okada bringing her home, and also of her husband when she discovers that he did not go golfing. Written by Will Gilbert

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It's not bad
3 May 2020 | by Jeremy_UrquhartSee all my reviews

Good news: from a technical perspective, it's aged well. It's not clearly from the 30s the way many movies of that era immediately feel. The mood is pleasant and it's nice and short. Bad news: it's too gentle and mild to be truly funny, and there's not enough conflict for it to be a true drama. It was difficult to get into on an emotional level, as a result. That may just be me though. Overall: not terrible. Some stuff to admire, but some stuff that makes it feel a little flat and so-so.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

4 May 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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