Tag Archives: Akira Takarada

Mikio Naruse – Hourou-ki aka Her Lonely Lane (1962)

A dramatized biography of Fumiko Hayashi, the noted Japanese writer. Born to improverished parents Fumiko does all she can to earn money enough to support herself. Along the way she gets invovled with various men, good and bad. Read More »

Yûzô Kawashima & Mikio Naruse – Yoru no nagare AKA Evening Stream (1960)

A woman and her daughter are in love with the same man, a chef at the restaurant that the mother manages. He is slightly crippled from frostbite in his years in Siberian labor camps and considers himself “already dead.” Read More »

Hideo Suzuki – Sono bashoni onna arite AKA Women of Design (1962)

Two employees of rival ad agencies vie for the same contract, and each other’s hearts, in this restrained office drama from director Hideo Suzuki. Stars Yoko Tsukasa and Akira Takarada. Read More »

Ishirô Honda – Mosura tai Gojira AKA Godzilla vs Mothra (1964)

A greedy developer has placed huge machines to suck dry a part of the ocean near Tokyo so he can put luxury condos there. After a storm, a giant egg washes up on the beach nearby and is immediately put on public display. The developer’s plans go awry when he disrupts Godzilla’s rest and the monster goes stomping through Tokyo again. It’s up to the elderly Mothra, and then to its two offspring, to save Tokyo from destruction. Read More »