A young doctor, Kozo Tsumura (Uehara), falls for young nurse Katsue Takaishi (Tanaka). But she's got a secret: she's a widow with a son. Kozo and Katsue decide to run away to Kyoto, but her...
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A young doctor, Kozo Tsumura (Uehara), falls for young nurse Katsue Takaishi (Tanaka). But she's got a secret: she's a widow with a son. Kozo and Katsue decide to run away to Kyoto, but her child suddenly became sick and she just missed the train and Kozo. She makes it to Kyoto finally, but is unable to meet him. Plus she isn't accepted into Kyoto society. She goes back to her hometown and tries to forget him. She quits the hospital to concentrate on her singing. She makes her professional debut with the hit "Aizen Katsura". Kozo is in the audience.Written by
Tabi no Yokaze
Composed by Manjoume Tadashi
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Why Don't You Tell Me About It?
Kinuyo Tanaka has a child, which is a problem for her being a nurse. Her fellow nurses agree to cover up for her. It's also a problem for her budding romance with handsome young doctor Ken Uehara. He's the son of the hospital's manager who when Uehara to marry a socially advantageous woman. None the less, Uehara and Miss Tanaka decide to run off for a while. She doesn't show up because she's tending to her sick child, which causes problems in both her professional and love lives. Eventually she decides to chuck it all and become a professional singer.
There are a lot of problems with the script, which sets the situation and advances the plot via large chunks of exposition. This is surprising because the novel it was based on was written by Matsutarô Kawaguchi, which directed films in the silent era, and the screenplay was by Kôgo Noda, who would spend the 1950s writing screenplay for Ozu. The large assortment of careers Miss Tanaka rivals RANDOM HARVEST for a character's course of life, and Uehara seems to change directions whenever it suits the plot.
That said, director Hiromasa Nomura handles the screenplay in as workmanlike a fashion as he can. It's just a pity he wasn't given something a lot more coherent.
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