• Japan
  • 1933
  • 65 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Japanese
  •  

In the formally ravishing Every-Night Dreams, set in the dockside neighborhoods of Tokyo, a single mother works tirelessly as a Ginza bar hostess to ensure a better life for her young son—until her long-lost husband returns.

Cast

OmitsuSumiko Kurishima
Mizuhara, Omitsu's husbandTatsuo Saito
Fumio, Omitsu's sonTeruko Kojima
NeighborJun Arai
Neighbor's wifeMitsuko Yoshikawa
CaptainTakeshi Sakamoto
SailorKenji Oyama
SailorShigeru Ogura
LandladyChoko Iida

Credits

DirectorMikio Naruse
Original storyMikio Naruse
ScreenplayTadao Ikeda
CinematographySuketaro Inokai
Assistant directorsMinoru Shibuya, Heizo Iwaya and Minoru Matsui
Production designTatsuo Hamada
Original musicMasao Koga

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