Category Feudalism

Uchida the Sellout?

An old Japanese man wearing a cap, sitting outdoors on a chair and holding a cigarette in his hand

Photo above: Uchida Tomu directing a film, probably Swords of Death (Shinken shōbu, 1971) Note: As I’ve already done several times for this blog, I am interrupting my series of reviews of the films of Uchida Tomu to post my…

Moving Tales of Youth: The Pure Heart (Shonen bidan: Kiyoki kokoro; 少年美談清き心), 1925

Several Japanese men in feudal dress stuck in the rungs of a ladder

Tale of a Boy: Noble Heart (alternate English title) Production Company Shakai Kyōiku Kenkyū-jo Scenarist Unknown (possibly Uchida) Source Kobayashi Sadaji (original story) Staging Oshimoto Shichinosuke Cinematographer Nagai Seiji Performers Kojima Takehiko (Mr. Sakai, the teacher); Mizushima Michitarō [as Mizushima…