• Japan
  • 1931
  • 28 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Japanese
  •  

Mikio Naruse’s earliest available film, Flunky, Work Hard is the rare work by the director not to center around female characters. It is a charming, breezy short concerning an impoverished insurance salesman and his scrappy son, whose fisticuffs with the other boys of their village put his father’s livelihood in jeopardy.

Cast

OkabeIsamu Yamaguchi
Okabe’s wifeTomoko Naniwa
Susumu, Okabe’s sonSeiichi Kato
Toda’s wifeShizue Akiyama
Toda’s childHideo Sugawara
NakamuraTokio Seki

Credits

DirectorMikio Naruse
Written byMikio Naruse
CinematographyMitsuo Miura

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