In late 19th century Tokyo, Kikunosuke Onoue, the adopted son of a legendary actor, himself an actor specializing in female roles, discovers that he is only praised for his acting due to his status as his father's heir. Devastated by this, he turns to Otoku, a servant of his family, for comfort, and they fall in love. Kikunosuke becomes determined to leave home and develop as an actor on his own merits, and Otoku faithfully follows him.

  1. Kenji Mizoguchi


  2. Shôfû Muramatsu


  3. Yoshikata Yoda


  4. Matsutarô Kawaguchi


Top Billed Cast

  1. Shôtarô Hanayagi

    Kikunosuke Onoue

  2. Kôkichi Takada

    Kôkichi Takada

    Fukusuke Nakamura

  3. Gonjurô Kawarazaki

    Kikugoro Onoue

  4. Kakuko Mori


  5. Tokusaburo Arashi

    Shikan Nakamura

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The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum
The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum



Original Title 残菊物語

Status Released

Release Information

  • October 13, 1939


Original Language Japanese

Runtime 2h 24m

Budget -

Revenue -



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