One of Japan’s first auteurs (and son of the pioneering Shozo Makino), Masahiro Makino here offers a lively Japanese musical that follows a love story between a samurai and a courtesan during the Edo period of Japan. Poor young Oharu (Ichikawa Haruyo) loves her ronin neighbor but is under pressure to marry a lord (Dick Mine) because of the debts owed by her umbrella-making father (famed character actor Shimura Takashi).

  • Masahiro Makino
  • 1939
  • Japan
  • Japanese with English subtitles
  • 35mm
  • 69 minutes