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Mikio Naruse (1905–1969)


Came from a poor background and worked his way up from prop man at the Shochiko company in 1920, to full director ten years later. Had his best period in the 1950', becoming known for his depiction of contemporary social problems, particularly the role of women in Japanese society. See more trivia »


(age 63) in Japan

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Ukigumo Director
Meshi Director
Wife! Be Like a Rose!
Inazuma Director


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 1966 Hikinige
 1964 Midareru
 1962 Hôrô-ki
 1962 Onna no za
 1960 Aki tachinu
 1958 Iwashigumo
 1958 Anzukko
 1957 Arakure
 1956 Nagareru
 1956 Shûu
 1955 Kuchizuke (segment "3")
 1955 Onna doshi (Short)
 1955 Ukigumo
 1954 Bangiku
 1954 Yama no oto
 1953 Ani imôto
 1953 Tsuma
 1953 Fûfu
 1952 Inazuma
 1952 Okaasan
 1951 Meshi
 1951 Maihime
 1951 Ginza keshô
 1950 Bara kassen
 1950 Shiroi yajû
 1949 Furyô shôjo
 1947 Wakare mo tanoshi (Short)
 1947 Yottsu no koi no monogatari (segment "Wakare mo tanoshi")
 1944 Shibaidô
 1943 Uta-andon
 1941 Natsukashi no kao (Short)
 1939 Magokoro
 1939 Hataraku ikka
 1937 Kafuku kôhen
 1937 Kafuku zempen
 1937 Nadare
 1937 Nyonin aishû
 1933 Kinga shinnen (Short)
 1933 Sôbô
 1932 Eraku nare (Short)
 1931 Tonari no yane no shita (Short)
 1931 Hige no chikara (Short)
 1931 Uwaki wa kisha ni notte (Short)
 1931 Koshiben ganbare (Short)
 1931 Nikai no himei (Short)
 1931 Nee kôfun shicha iya yo (Short)
 1930 Fukeiki jidai (Short)
 1930 Junjô
 1930 Chanbara fûfu (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Eiichi Nariyama

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[on film studios]: We can no longer trust the studio. See more »


Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 819-826. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987. See more »

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