Junzaburō Ban

Junzaburō Ban

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1908-01-10 · Deathday: 1981-10-26 (73 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Yonezawa City, Yamagata, Japan

89 Movies · 1 TV show

Also Known As: 伴淳三郎 · Hirosada Suzuki · 鈴木寛定

Biography

Junzaburō Ban (伴淳三郎, Ban Junzaburō, January 10, 1910 – October 26, 1981) was a Japanese comedian and actor. His real name was Hirosada Suzuki (鈴木寛定, Suzuki Hirosada).

Movies & TV shows

1982.

1 Movie
The Old Bear Hunter

The Old Bear Hunter

1982
After an old man is attacked by a bear in the snowy mountains of northern Japan, he vows to hunt down the marauder.

1981.

3 Movies
Graffiti Youth: Sneaker Blues

Graffiti Youth: Sneaker Blues

1981
3 people are fresh and naive so they try to go from wandering around lonely to becoming a lively young bunch. Tanokin’s youthful energy explodes!
Why Not?

Why Not?

1981
The film depicts carnivalesque atmosphere summed up by the cry "Ee ja nai ka" in Japan in 1867 and 1868 in the days leading to the Meiji Restoration. It looks at the effects of the political and socia...
There Was a War When I Was a Child

There Was a War When I Was a Child

1981
An award-winning Japanese film about a child's experiences during the Second World War.

1978.

3 Movies
The Phoenix

The Phoenix

1978
This extraordinarily complex film is not only a send-up of every samurai film ever made, it is also an extrapolation of the value of life. The Yamatai, represented by Prince Susano-O and elderly advis...
Shag

Shag

1978
A hard-boiled Shiro Akitsu goes on a relentless search for his kidnapped daughter with the aid of an Ainu dog.
Queen Bee

Queen Bee

1978
To solve the mystery of the murder of an old governess which takes place at a wealthy Daidoji family's country estate, family secrets and lies must be sorted out once and for all.

1977.

2 Movies
The Love and Adventures of Kuroki Taro

The Love and Adventures of Kuroki Taro

1977
Taro Kuroki, 42, is a stuntman with a samurai's heart. He loves adventures, plays pranks with the police, tries to cure a cat lady by reversing her trauma, and finally, rescues his niece who is about ...
Proof of the Man

Proof of the Man

1977
When an American is murdered in a Japanese inn, Tokyo police detective Munesue follows the trail of the killer to New York. There is a New York City detective named Shuftan who is with him.

1976.

2 Movies
The Three Ginza Rascals

The Three Ginza Rascals

1976
Three men, all named Masa, join forces to capitalize on each of their unique yet questionable talents against a hyper-competitive Tokyo underworld.

1974.

1 TV show

1973.

2 Movies
Flower and Dragon

Flower and Dragon

1973
Kingoro Tamai moves with his wife and son to the port city of Wakamatsu. He organizes the Tamai-gumi, a stevedore group, to vie for work with two other powerful groups. Gingo is Tamai's chief rival wh...
The Black Battlefront Kidnappers

The Black Battlefront Kidnappers

1973
A taut, economical policier-cum-gang-hostage thriller.

1972.

1 Movie
Wandering Ginza Butterfly: She-Cat Gambler

Wandering Ginza Butterfly: She-Cat Gambler

1972
Meiko Kaji reprises her role as Nami, a female gang leader, in the second part of the high-action series that casts a new actor, martial arts legend Sonny Chiba, in the role of Ryuji. She is looking f...

1971.

7 Movies
Delinquent Girl Boss: Worthless to Confess

Delinquent Girl Boss: Worthless to Confess

1971
Reiko was released from the reform school. She tracks down one of her classmates fathers, who runs an auto repair shop that the local Yakuza are trying to force out of business and take over, and star...
Live and Learn

Live and Learn

1971
One day, a high school student, one day, forces a high school boy, one day, to make love to her, and they are caught by the janitor. The mother of Tsuneo ordered Tetsuko to pay for what she did to her...
Love and Death

Love and Death

1971
Yuji, a budding writer, meets and starts falling in love with his best friend’s girlfriend, Natsuko. The attraction is mutual but due to the circumstances, they try to not act on their attraction. How...
The Gambling Nun

The Gambling Nun

1971
A young woman, an experienced gambler, enters a nunnery to atone for some of her father's crimes. When the nunnery runs into debt, she resorts to gambling and challenges the racketeer threatening to s...
Follow the Girls

Follow the Girls

1971
Comedy of an entertainment agent and strip-teasers.
Kaoyaku

Kaoyaku

1971
A detective is investigating a bank corruption scandal.

1970.

2 Movies
A Lively Geisha

A Lively Geisha

1970
The man who helped geisha Koshizu is back. She will repay the debt that has been there for a long time when she learns that Yukichi's business is in trouble.
Dodes'ka-den

Dodes'ka-den

5
1970
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...

1969.

4 Movies
Rising Dragon: Soft Skin Gambler

Rising Dragon: Soft Skin Gambler

1969
A Japanese crime film.
Konto 55: Grandson of a Ninja

Konto 55: Grandson of a Ninja

1969
A Toho film featuring the comedy duo Konto 55, (コント55号), comprised of comedians Kinichi Hagimoto and Jiro Sakagami.
The Street Car Game

The Street Car Game

1969
Comedy around a motorman and a conductor of a streetcar.
Konto 55: Grand Outer Space Adventure

Konto 55: Grand Outer Space Adventure

1969
A Toho film featuring the comedy duo Konto 55, (コント55号), comprised of comedians Kinichi Hagimoto and Jiro Sakagami.

1968.

8 Movies
Rainbow Over the Pacific

Rainbow Over the Pacific

1968
Rainbow Over the Pacific is a tale of romance that moves from the streets of Tokyo to the islands of Hawaii as it weaves the story of two star-crossed lovers--Hideo (Yukio Hashi), an aspiring photogra...
The Woman Gambler's Revenge

The Woman Gambler's Revenge

1968
The tenth film in the long-running series Daiei Studio's Woman Gambler with Kyoko Enami is about a woman gambler.
The Mayor's Secret

The Mayor's Secret

1968
A love child of a candidate.
The Young Eagles of the Kamikaze

The Young Eagles of the Kamikaze

1968
The souls of flight school graduates killed in World War II are honored in the film. Young boys apply to flight schools to become pilots. Once they become pilots, they must give their lives for their ...
Angel's Lover

Angel's Lover

1968
Comedy about two employees who work against their boss.
How to Make a Big Hit

How to Make a Big Hit

1968
Japanese comedy film.

1967.

7 Movies
Flower Cards Chivalry

Flower Cards Chivalry

1967
An absolutely astonishing art house ninkyo yakuza film. Wandering gambler runs into a young swindler woman working with old man. They are both arrested by detective. A year later gambler is staying wi...
Song of Love

Song of Love

1967
There is a love story between two young people in Shikoku.
Yanagase Blues

Yanagase Blues

1967
Jiro, a smooth-talking, womanizing bartender, flees from a Yakuza boss to Yanagase.
The Domain: White Blade

The Domain: White Blade

1967
The name is White Blade.
The Rickshaw Man’s Son

The Rickshaw Man’s Son

1967
A roughneck named Komakichi came back from a three-year training course to become a chef, hoping to be with the daughter of a Japanese restaurant's owner. Komakichi doesn't want to become a rickshaw m...
Parole

Parole

1967
Three men vs. gangsters in a fight involving smuggled gold.

1965.

5 Movies
My Wife

My Wife

1965
A comedy film in Japan.
The Last Judgment

The Last Judgment

1965
The last decision.
A Smell of Money

A Smell of Money

1965
Banjun organizes a group of con men to fleece the greedy and rich.
A Comedy: The University Around the Corner

A Comedy: The University Around the Corner

1965
#13 in the Ekimae series of films. Set at Todai University, Professor Sakai (played by Frankie Sakai) mentors a group of university hopefuls. Cut to 25 years later, the students have each settled into...
A Fugitive from the Past

A Fugitive from the Past

1965
Three people are in a robbery and one of them shoots the other two. The corpses wash up near a policeman's attention.

1963.

3 Movies
色ぼけ欲ぼけ物語

色ぼけ欲ぼけ物語

1963
There is a comedy film in Japan.
Nonsense Boys

Nonsense Boys

1963
Japanese comedy film.

1962.

4 Movies
Drunkard's Paradise

Drunkard's Paradise

1962
Both fathers and sons are heavy drinkers. The son died in an accident at a bar. The satire focuses on why people drink alcohol.
Nippon no obaachan

Nippon no obaachan

1962
Two obaachans become fast friends listening to music in front of a record store. They both boast about their loving sons but in reality, one had just escaped a retirement home and the other was lookin...
A Country Boss

A Country Boss

1962
A country boss gives up his way of life because of his daughter's marriage.

1961.

3 Movies
Shin nitōhei monogatari medetaku gaisen no maki

Shin nitōhei monogatari medetaku gaisen no maki

1961
"PFC" is the second one. The ninth and final sequel to "Story of Second Class Private" is the only one not directed by Fukuda.
Furimuita hanayome

Furimuita hanayome

1961
Japanese comedy film.
Snow in the South Seas

Snow in the South Seas

1961
The Japanese soldiers in Manokwari are stuck in extremely difficult conditions, so they improvised a theater play to keep their spirits up.

1960.

4 Movies
Pfc. Story - Behind the Enemy Lines

Pfc. Story - Behind the Enemy Lines

1960
First "Pfc. Story" sequel and eighth overall sequel to "Story of Second Class Private".
The Sun's Burial

The Sun's Burial

1960
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 ...

1959.

4 Movies
The Hidden Treasure

The Hidden Treasure

1959
Shochiku's 3000th film production is a period drama.
Nitōhei monogatari: Banji yōryō no maki

Nitōhei monogatari: Banji yōryō no maki

1959
Sixth sequel to "Story of Second Class Private".
Farewell to Spring

Farewell to Spring

1959
Five friends who have been together for a long time are disappointed to find that their bonds are not as strong as they used to be.
Pfc. Story - The Divine Tempest

Pfc. Story - The Divine Tempest

1959
First installment of the "Pfc. Story" series of military-themed comedies from Shochiku, and seventh overall sequel to "Story of Second Class Private".

1958.

6 Movies
Firefly Light

Firefly Light

1958
The final years of the Tokugawa Shogunate were focused on Tose, the mistress of the Teradaya, a small inn in the Kyoto suburb of Fushimi. She doesn't have an easy life. Her husband is obsessed with cl...
Nitōhei monogatari: Aa senyū no maki

Nitōhei monogatari: Aa senyū no maki

1958
Fifth sequel to "Story of Second Class Private".
The Hotelman's Holiday

The Hotelman's Holiday

1958
A long-time hotel employee is trying to adapt his ryokan to the modern Japanese business practices.
Makeraremasen katsumadewa

Makeraremasen katsumadewa

1958
Comedy based on the writings of Ango Sakaguchi.
Botchan

Botchan

1958
1958 Shochiku adaptation of Natsume's novel.
Nitōhei monogatari: Shindara kami-sama no maki

Nitōhei monogatari: Shindara kami-sama no maki

1958
Fourth sequel to "Story of Second Class Private".

1957.

2 Movies
The Unbalanced Wheel

The Unbalanced Wheel

1957
A study of uneasy relationships among the inhabitants of a tiny rural community.
続二等兵物語 決戦体制の巻

続二等兵物語 決戦体制の巻

1957
"Story of Second Class Private" is the third sequel.

1955.

2 Movies
Private Second Class

Private Second Class

1955
First film in a series of military-themed comedies from Shochiku.

1954.

4 Movies
浮かれ狐千本櫻

浮かれ狐千本櫻

1954
A comedy film in Japan.
Road to Hawaii

Road to Hawaii

1954
A 1954 film.
The Case of the Golden Goddess

The Case of the Golden Goddess

1954
A film about a detective.
Shichi henge tanuki-goten

Shichi henge tanuki-goten

1954
This is a paradise of dream and illusion, a country of Raccoon Dogs. The Bat Tribe lives in a neighboring country took a young prince of Raccoon Dogs as a hostage, and try to take a Buddhist saint fro...

1953.

2 Movies
Tokyo Profile

Tokyo Profile

1953
A human billboard and a shoeshine girl met a child who was separated from her mother at a street in Ginza. They are looking for a mother in a crowded town.
珍説忠臣蔵

珍説忠臣蔵

1953
The legend of the loyal 47 ronin is told in a funny way.

1952.

5 Movies
New Journey of Yaji and Kita

New Journey of Yaji and Kita

1952
The comic was written by Machiko Hasegawa.
大当りパチンコ娘

大当りパチンコ娘

1952
A comedy film in Japan.
Dimple of Tokyo

Dimple of Tokyo

1952
Buntaro, the president of a food trading company got tired of the day-to-day routine of life. The new secretary, Nobuko, suggested her "shacho-san" (the president) run away from the job. Nobuko took B...
娘十八びっくり天国

娘十八びっくり天国

1952
A comedy film in Japan.

1939.

1 Movie
A Color Print of Edo

A Color Print of Edo

1939
The Color Print of Edo is a 1939 black and white Japanese silent film with benshi accompaniment directed by Kazuo Mori. It is a cheerful period drama, sprinkled with comical scenes and tells the story...

1938.

1 Movie
The Ghost Cat and the Mysterious Shamisen

The Ghost Cat and the Mysterious Shamisen

1938
A quintessential example of the period "ghost cat" (bakeneko or kaibyo) movie, this was one of at least six such titles released by the studio Shinko Kinema between 1937-40 featuring Japan's first scr...

1932.

1 Movie
The Greatest Man in the World

The Greatest Man in the World

1932
In the midst of depression, two ronin come up with a dishonest scheme. Taking a man from the countryside, they fashion him into Ise Isenokami, the finest swordsman under the sun. They visit various sw...
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