INTRODUCTION TO MIKIO NARUSE (1905-1969)
FILMS: 1930 — Mr. and Mrs. Swordplay, Pure Love, Hard Times, Love Is Strength, A Record of Shameless Newlyweds. 1931 — Now Don’t Get Excited, Screams from the Second Floor, Flunky Work Hard!, Fickleness Gets on the Train, The Strength of a Mustache, Under the Neighbors’ Roof. 1932 — Ladies Be Careful of Your Sleeves, Crying to the Blue Sky, Be Great!, Motheaten Spring, Chocolate Girl, Not Blood Relations, The Scenery of Tokyo With Cake. 1933 — Apart From You, Every Night Dreams, A Man with a Married Woman’s Hairdo, Two Eyes, Happy New Year! 1934 — Street Without End. 1935 — Three Sisters With Maiden Hearts, The Actress and the Poet, Wife! Be Like a Rose, Five Men in the Circus, The Girl in the Rumor. 1936 — Tochuken Kumoemon, The Road I Travel With You, Morning’s Tree-Lined Street. 1937 — A Woman’s Sorrows, Avalanche, Learn From Experience Parts I and II. 1938 — Tsuruhachi and Tsurujiro. 1939 — The Whole Family Works, Sincerity. 1940 — Travelling Actors. 1941 — A Fond Face From the Past, Shanghai Moon, Hideko the Bus Conductor. 1942 — A Mother Never Dies. 1943 — A Song by Lantern Light. 1944 — This Happy Life, The Way of Drama. 1945 — Until Victory Day, Tale of the Archery at Sanjusangendo. 1946 — A Descendant of Urashima Taro, Both You and I. 1947 — “Even Parting Is Enjoyable” episode from Four Love Stories, Spring’s Awakening. 1949 — Bad Girl. 1950 — Conduct Report on Professor Ishinaka, The Angry Street, White Beast, The Battle of Roses. 1951 — Ginza Cosmetics, Dancing Girl, Repast. 1952 — Okuni and Gohei, Mother, Lightning. 1953 — Husband and Wife, Wife, Older Brother Younger Sister. 1954 — Sound of the Mountain, Late Chrysanthemums. 1955 — Floating Clouds, “Women’s Ways” episode from The Kiss. 1956 — Sudden Rain, A Wife’s Heart, Flowing. 1957 — Untamed. 1958 — Anzukko, Summer Clouds. 1959 — Whistling in Kotan. 1960— When a Woman Ascends the Stairs, Daughters Wives and a Mother, Evening Stream (co-directed with Yuzo Kawashima), The Approach of Autumn. 1961— As a Wife As a Woman. 1962— A Woman’s Status, A Wanderer’s Notebook. 1963— A Woman’s Story. 1964— Yearning. 1966— The Stranger Within a Woman, Hit and Run. 1967— Scattered Clouds.
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