The Groom Talks in His Sleep (1935)

01/13/1935 (JP) Comedy 1h 12m
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This pair of gentle yet witty and inventive comedies from the director of The Neighbour's Wife and Mine typify both the formal experimentation of early Japanese sound cinema and the social milieux that Shochiku tended to depict. 'Virtually plotless, and feeling more like comic sketches than fully developed stories,' writes Arthur Nolletti, Jr, 'these light comedies, or farces, take a wholly trivial matter (often a socially embarrassing situation) and use it as a springboard for a succession of gags.' Much of the films' distinction comes from the wit of Gosho's direction, the imaginative use of the new sound technology and the charm of the acting, particularly of the heroines (Kinuyo Tanaka in Bride; Hiroko Kawasaki in Groom). Yet in both films, Gosho finds room for some shrewd observation of character and environment, subtly exploring the values and assumptions of the suburban petit bourgeoisie.

  1. Heinosuke Gosho


  2. Akira Fushimi


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  1. Hiroko Kawasaki

    Hiroko Kawasaki


  2. Kazuo Hasegawa

    Kazuo Hasegawa

    Yasuo the Bridegroom

  3. Tokuji Kobayashi

    Tokuji Kobayashi

    Bridegroom's friend

  4. Setsuko Shinobu

    Setsuko Shinobu

    His wife

  5. Ryōtarō Mizushima

    Ryōtarō Mizushima

    Bride's father

  6. Eiko Takamatsu

    Eiko Takamatsu

    Bridegroom's mother

  7. Tatsuo Saitō

    Tatsuo Saitō


  8. Tomio Aoki

    Tomio Aoki

    Boy at liquor shop

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Original Title 花婿の寝言

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Original Language Japanese

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