The Daughter of the Samurai (1937)

02/04/1937 (JP) DramaRomance 1h 54m
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At the invitation of the Japanese Ministry of Education, the former “mountain filmer” Fanck directed this “cultural feature film” with Japanese actors in Japan, making this the first, German-Japanese co-production. The young Japanese man Teruo gets caught up in a conflict between tradition and modernism, when he returns to Japan from Germany after having spent a number of years there studying. Now, he is supposed to marry Mitsuko, the daughter of his adoptive father, to whom Teruo has long been promised. But Teruo, who has gotten to know the freedoms of the western world, would rather marry the woman he loves and behaves brusquely to Mitsuko.

  1. Arnold Fanck

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Mansaku Itami


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  1. Setsuko Hara

    Setsuko Hara

    Misuko Yamato

  2. Ruth Eweler

    Ruth Eweler

    Gerda Storm

  3. Sessue Hayakawa

    Sessue Hayakawa

    Iwao Yamato

  4. Isamu Kosugi

    Isamu Kosugi

    Teruo Yamato

  5. Haruyo Ichikawa

    Haruyo Ichikawa

    Hideko Kanda

  6. Yuriko Hanabusa

    Oiku, the Maid

  7. Eiji Takagi

    Eiji Takagi

    Kosaku Kanda

  8. Kichiji Nakamura

    Ikkan, the Priest

  9. Max Hinder

    German Teacher

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The Daughter of the Samurai

Original Title Atarashiki tsuchi

Status Released

Original Language German

Budget -

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