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Travelling Actors (1940)

Tabi yakusha (original title)
Story about a group of actors mostly based on the guys playing the horse.


Mikio Naruse


Mikio Naruse (screenplay), Mushû Ui (story)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Kamatari Fujiwara ... Hyôroku Ichikawa - the Forelegs (as Keita Fujiwara)
Kan Yanagiya Kan Yanagiya ... Senpei Nakamura - the Hindlegs
Minoru Takase Minoru Takase ... Kikugoro Nakamura - the Great Actor
Sôji Kiyokawa ... Shichiemon Ichikawa - the Troupe Manager
Kô Mihashi Kô Mihashi ... Wakasaya - the Barber
Zekô Nakamura Zekô Nakamura
Hisako Yamane Hisako Yamane ... Ice shop lady
Taizô Fukami Taizô Fukami ... Hokushin
Keiji Sakakida Keiji Sakakida ... Farmer
Nijiko Kiyokawa Nijiko Kiyokawa ... Omitsu
Sugiko Ise Sugiko Ise ... Osaki
Kimiko Hayashi Kimiko Hayashi ... Maid
Rei Ishikawa Rei Ishikawa
Bonpei Yamagata Bonpei Yamagata
Mamoru Tsuchiya Mamoru Tsuchiya


Story about a group of actors mostly based on the guys playing the horse.

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When actors are a horse
10 January 2019 | by Angel_PeterSee all my reviews

This is a movie desperately looking for a story. The movie is about a famous group of actors traveling around and mostly based on those that play the horse in the play.

It is most likely a nice movie for some but for me taking half an hour to get the plot line started is far too long time. Especially when the movie is about 70 min. And even then it about 20 more minutes to go anywhere. Maybe my grief with this movie is it seems like it should be a comedy, but it is just awkward in my opinion and not fun.

The movie is filled with self important people. the barber and the two horse actors. I did not see the charm in the story or the characters in the movie. There are better actor movies out there. Try one of those instead.

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18 December 1940 (Japan) See more »

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Toho Eiga (Tokyo) See more »
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1.37 : 1
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