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The Inheritance (1962)

Karami-ai (original title)
Two-hundred million yen is up for grabs in a dying businessman's will. The businessman intends to will it to his 3 illegitimate children, but his associates scheme to take advantage of the situation.

Director:

Masaki Kobayashi

Writers:

Kôichi Inagaki, Norio Nanjo (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keiko Kishi Keiko Kishi ... Yasuko
Tatsuya Nakadai ... Kikuo Furukawa
Sô Yamamura ... Senzô
Seiji Miyaguchi Seiji Miyaguchi ... Yoshida (lawyer)
Yûsuke Kawazu ... Sadao
Mari Yoshimura Mari Yoshimura ... Mariko aka Mari
Minoru Chiaki ... Junichi Fujii
Misako Watanabe Misako Watanabe ... Rie, Senzô's wife
Osamu Takizawa Osamu Takizawa
Kôji Mitsui
Tôru Abe Tôru Abe ... Detective
Jun Hamamura Jun Hamamura
Kinzô Shin Kinzô Shin
Noriko Sengoku Noriko Sengoku
Kin Sugai Kin Sugai
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Storyline

On his deathbed, a wealthy businessman announces that his fortune is to be split equally among his three illegitimate children, whose whereabouts are unknown to his family and colleagues. A bevy of lawyers and associates then begin machinations to procure the money for themselves, enlisting the aid of impostors and blackmail. Yet all are outwitted by the cunning of the man's secretary (Keiko Kishi), in this entertaining condemnation of unchecked greed. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

24 February 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Inheritance See more »

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Production Co:

Shochiku See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

In the title credits, the names "Yukio Ninagawa" and "Shinya Mizushima" are listed two times. See more »

Quotes

Kikuo Furukawa: I've got a favor to ask. It's embarrassing. But a coffin is waiting for me, so I can say this plainly. I don't have any legally recognized children. But I do have children. To top it off, I've got three of them. Some may be dead. But there's no way all three are dead. So I want you to find my children. I don't mean to legally acknowledge them and their heirship right away. Some may have grown up to be scoundrels. But if any of them are suitable, I'd like to add them as heirs.
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Excellent vehicle for Keiko Kishi
23 July 2018 | by edhs_raymondSee all my reviews

Beside the fact that it has the beautiful and talented Keiko Kishi in it, this is an excellent movie. The twists and turns will keep you wondering. There is so much deceit going on! I cannot tell you the end, but, I was guessing along the way and still couldn't get it (the ending) until the last few minutes.

I further suggest "Ten Dark Women" if you want even more entertainment.


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