The Lights of Asakusa (1937)

12/02/1937 (JP) Drama 1h 17m
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Pre-war Asakusa was a riotous district of cabarets, dance-halls and brothels - a striking backdrop for Shimazu's story of innocence and experience. Pretty, young Reiko is the new dancer in an infamous theatre troupe, and her fellow performers try to protect her virtue in a land of vice. Meanwhile, an ageing actor wants to be a hero off stage as well as on, and the troupe matriarch Marie has to keep them all together.

  1. Yasujirō Shimazu


  2. Tadao Ikeda


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  1. Ken Uehara

    Ken Uehara

    Shichirō Yamagami

  2. Mieko Takamine

    Mieko Takamine

    Reiko Kosugi

  3. Daijirō Natsukawa

    Daijirō Natsukawa

    Chōjirō Kanda

  4. Seiji Nishimura

    Seiji Nishimura


  5. Yoshiko Tsubouchi

    Yoshiko Tsubouchi


  6. Kaneko Fujiwara


  7. Shin Tokudaiji

    Shin Tokudaiji

    Jun Asukai

  8. Haruko Sugimura

    Haruko Sugimura

    Marieda Matsushima

  9. Reikichi Kawamura

    Reikichi Kawamura

    Gunji Ōhira

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The Lights of Asakusa

Original Title 浅草の灯

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Original Language Japanese

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