Kamatari Fujiwara (藤原 釜足, Fujiwara Kamatari, January 15, 1905 – December 21, 1985) was a Japanese actor.Fukiwara worked regularly and extensively with Akira Kurosawa, and was known for both being adept at comic acting, as well as being able to do serious roles
Movies & TV shows
The Tragedy of "W"
A young girl wants to be a famous person. In order to get a lead role in a new production, she agreed to stand-in for a famous star who died in her arms. The story of the play being performed by her e...
The father-in-law of the main character dies at the beginning of the film. Over the course of the three-day funeral, which is held in the home, the film moves from one incident to another. These incid...
The tale of a thief who is recruited to impersonate Shingen in order to avoid attacks by competing clans is presented in the feudal epic. Shingen's generals will have a new ruler when he dies. When he...
Time Within Memory
Minoru visits his home on Okinoerabu island for the first time in thirty years. Seeing the old man who used to be in love with his mother, Minoru recalls the old days spent on the island with his youn...
The Scandalous Adventures of Buraikan
The residents of Edo's red light district are being pushed to rebel against a growing number of moralistic laws.
The daily lives of a group of people in a slum on the outskirts of Tokyo are the subject of a film. The homeless father and son, the young woman abused by her uncle, and the boy who imagines himself a...
The social and moral codes of 18th-century Japan were strict. He becomes obsessed with the courtesan. Even though Jihei wants to buy her freedom, Koharu returns his love. His business and family life ...
The Day the Sun Rose
Shinkichi, a peasant employed as a cloth-dyer, has a dream: in the midst of the civil war which ravages Japan, he hopes to revive the long-banned custom of the Kyoto Gion Festival, and by doing so, br...
Eyes, the Sea and a Ball
An inspirational teacher is the focus of this Japanese drama. After his friend kills himself, Natsuki takes a teaching job on an isolated island. His new students, the children of ignorant fishermen, ...
Che, Che, Che with Love
A musical relationship.
Cold Rice, Osan, Chan
Three stories are about independence, a man searching for his wife, and a poor craftsman trying to make money.
Taking the Castle
The Sengoku Era was coming to an end. The monopoly of the ever powerful shogun, Ieyasu Tokugawa, was at a near. Only one man was brave enough to stand in Ieyasu's way - A lone wolf samurai by the name...
Wanting to be a personal physician to a wealthy family, Noboru Yasumoto is disappointed when his first post after medical school takes him to a small country clinic under the doctor Red Beard. Despite...
The mob wants the comic.
Three Outlaw Samurai
A band of peasants kidnapped the daughter of a dictator in order to get him to reduce taxes. Two people from the magistrate's guard, Sakura and Kikyo, join the fight. The three outlaws are fighting fo...
Tragedy of the Coolie Samurai
Gonza was a handsome young laborer, a footman and spear-carrier, working hard for his meager wage. All Gonza wanted was to marry his young sweetheart, but despite their mutual poverty, her status as t...
The Sunshine Girl
A young factory worker is trying to figure out what she wants to do with her life.
There is a comedy film in Japan.
Cut the Shadow
The womanising master of a run-down dojo hires an unemployed samurai to make himself look good, instead of learning the skills himself. When he falls in love with the daughter of a higher class samura...
High and Low
An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for a large sum of money.
Duel of Blood and Sand
Frustrated with the bad behavior of his lord, Inaba Yajuro (Otomo) declares that he is leaving the clan and sets off on a journey that leads him into a small town besieged by a violent group of brig...
The story tells of a group of samurai who were left leaderless (becoming ronin) after their daimyo (feudal lord) was forced to commit seppuku (ritual suicide) for assaulting a court official named Kir...
A Carpenter and Children
A carpenter learns a lesson from five orphans and a woman. There is a winning combination of humor and drama. The friendship between the carpenter, the woman and the children is what makes this a mast...
Toshiro Mifune swaggers and snarls to brilliant comic effect in Kurosawa's tightly paced, beautifully composed "Sanjuro." In this companion piece and sequel to "Yojimbo," jaded samurai Sanjuro helps a...
Happiness of Us Alone
The story is of two people. One is deaf, the other deaf and mute. They marry after meeting at a school reunion, and the film follows their trials and tribulations ... and joys.
A ronin, or samurai with no master, enters a small village in feudal Japan, where two rival businessmen are fighting for control of the local gambling trade. Taking the name Sanjuro Kuwabatake, the ro...
An adaptation of the popular Sazae-San comic strip.
The Sun's Burial
In Osaka's slum, youths without futures engage in pilfering, assault and robbery, prostitution, and the buying and selling of identity cards and of blood. The alliances constantly change. The friends ...
The Approach of Autumn
A single mother from the country raising a 6th grade boy comes to Tokyo, leaves the boy to live with his uncle's family, runs a struggling grocery store, and works a local inn. The boy befriends a gir...
The Bad Sleep Well
In this adaptation of "Hamlet," an illegitimate son climbs to a high position within a Japanese corporation and married the daughter of a company vice president. At the reception, the wedding cake is ...
I Want to Be a Shellfish
On a post-war peaceful day in Japan, Toyomatsu Shimizu, a barber as well as a good father and husband, is suddenly arrested by the Prefectural Police as a war criminal and sued for murder.
The play Cyrano de Bergerac was written by Edmund Rostand. A poet-warrior with an oversized nose loves a lady. She only sees him as a friend, so he helps another man to woo her.
The Story of Iron Arm Inao
There is a film about Ishiro Honda.
Sazae's Engagement Trip
An adaptation of the popular Sazae-San comic strip. The first entry in the series shot in TohoScope.
Two detectives start a stakeout because they suspect that a murderer will try to get back together with an old flame.
The Hidden Fortress
Matashichi and Tahei were trying to make money from the war. A man and woman are in a fortress. The peasants are willing to go with the general and princess to safety in exchange for gold. The general...
The Lonely Swordsman (Part 2)
There was a historical drama about a sleep-eyed ronin.
Good Luck to These Two
A young man and woman are determined to marry despite opposition from her parents.
An adaptation of the popular Sazae-San comic strip.
Adaptation of the popular Sazae-San comic strip. The first entry in the series shot in color.
The Unbalanced Wheel
A study of uneasy relationships among the inhabitants of a tiny rural community.
The Lower Depths
The residents of a rundown boardinghouse in Japan are drawn into a love triangle that turns violent. Osugi reveals her infidelity to her husband when amoral thief Sutekichi breaks off his affair with ...
The truth of being abandoned as a child can't be accepted by the younger sister.
The Maiden Courtesan
Period romantic drama.
An adaptation of the popular Sazae-san comic strip. The first entry in Toho's Sazae-san series.
The Lonely Swordsman (Part 1)
A sleepy-eyed ronin is the subject of a historical drama.
A 1956 color Japanese film starring Hibari Misora, Eri Chiemi, and Izumi Yukimura. The film was the second part of the "three girl" series of films from Toho studios ("So Young, So Bright", "Romantic ...
I Live in Fear
Kiichi Nakajima wants to move his family to Brazil because he thinks Japan will be affected by a nuclear war. His family decided that he wasn't competent. Harada is a counselor.
There is a film about Ishiro Honda.
The Lone Journey
Forced on the road by yakuza obligations, a man sets out on a reckless journey to Tsumagoi. Movie posters for local cinemas were often displayed at sento (public baths) too. The handwritten text on t...
Mother and Son
An Ishiro Honda film.
Love Never Fails
Two youths - the serious son of a Buddhist abbot and his rakish pal - quarrel over a restaurant keeper's daughter. When one of the youths die the other boy and the girl find they cannot forget him.
Toku, a factory worker gives food to a starving woman, Tsuru, who then follows him home. He shares a shack in a shanty village in Kawasaki with his friend Pin-chan. The two men try to get rid of her b...
An Inn at Osaka
An Inn at Osaka, rarely seen outside Japan, follows the story of an insurance company executive from Tokyo, Mr. Mito, who is demoted to the Osaka office. He takes a room at a small inn and tries to re...
A samurai responds to a village's request for protection. The town needs protection from bandits, and the villagers give the soldiers food, while the samurai teach the people how to defend themselves....
The Invisible Man
A car strikes an unseen object; blood spreads from an invisible source which becomes visible as the bleeding man dies. He carries with him a suicide note dedicated to his only friend, who is also an i...
The Woman Who Touched the Legs
A screwball tale of a suspected “lady thief” and the detective who is on her trail, following her from Osaka to her home village, where she is going to hold a memorial service for her father. Of cours...
Following the Second World War, the lives of various people in a poverty-stricken area of Tokyo are entertwined. Pachinko parlor girls, shoeshine boys, a maker of costume jewelry, and a streetcorner a...
A middle-aged man has worked in the same position for decades. After being diagnosed with cancer, he begins to look for meaning in his life.
The Skin of the South
The conflict of Ishirō Honda’s second narrative feature, The Skin of the South (Nangoku no hada), lies at the crossroads of science, faith, and economic prosperity. When a group of young geologists de...
The Man Who Came to Port
An Ishiro Honda film.
Okuni and Gohei
A samurai retainer named Gohei is in service to a high-born woman named Okuni. They cannot return to their lord's home until they kill Tomonojo, the man who killed Okuni's husband and Gohei's master.
Conduct Report on Professor Ishinaka
There are three love stories in rural Japan.
Also known as Crazy Uproar.
Beyond the Hills
The novel was originally released in two parts.
Director Hiroshi Inagaki's early version of the life and death of famed swordsman Sasaki Kojiro.Otani Tomoemon gives a brilliant performance as Sasaki Kojiro, who rises from humble beginnings to natio...
The Munekata Sisters
Mimura is an engineer with no job and a bad drinking habit. They failed to propose a few years ago, but she was always in love with him. Mariko is trying to get them back together. She is in love with...
Wartime propaganda filmed by the Japanese in occupied China, Shirley Yamaguchi portrays an orphan rescued from the streets by a kindly Japanese merchant marine officer. Part spy thriller and part Shan...
This film depicts a troupe of wandering kabuki players traveling through rural Japan.
Man of the House
This film is based on a real Meiji era performer -- and tells of Tochuken's partnership with his wife (played by Chikako Hosokawa) who played shamisen for his songs/recitations), his affair with a gei...
I Am a Cat
1936 P.C.L. adaptation of Natsume's novel.
The Road I Travel with You
The otherwise promising young man Asaji (Heihachirô Ôkawa) and his younger brother Yuji (Hideo Saeki) face blighted lives because of society's disapproval of their illegitmacy and déclassé family.
The Actress and the Poet
Among the tight-knit neighbours are a poet, his actress wife, a bachelor budding author, a tobacco shop owner-cum-landlady, an insurance salesman and his nosy and greedy wife. Enter a young and seemin...
1935 P.C.L. adaptation of Natsume's novel.
Wife! Be Like a Rose!
Kimiko is a white-collar working girl who lives with her mother. Kimiko wants to marry her boyfriend but needs her father to act as the go-between and negotiate the marriage. Kimiko's father is living...
The Girl in the Rumor
There is a story of two sisters, the older being more traditional and the younger being a modern girl. Their widowed father runs the family sake shop, but is running into financial trouble, which caus...
Five Men in a Circus
The main focus is on the 5 member band of a small circus as it runs into problems while touring rural Japan. It also pays lots of attention to the two daughters of the aging and irascible ringmaster-c...
Three Sisters with Maiden Hearts
Three sisters are street musicians and make money for their mother. This means playing a banjo for tips.
The film generally regarded as Japan’s first true musical was also the first film made entirely in-house by the pioneering studio P.C.L., a company founded specifically to take advantage of emergent s...
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