|An Actor's Revenge|
Director: Masahiro Makino
Cast: Chikage Awashima, Chiezô Kataoka, Noriko Kitazawa
An Actor's Revenge is a remake of the 1935 film of the same title, which also starred Kazuo Hasegawa. The 1963 remake was Hasegawa's 300th role as a film actor.
The screenplay, written by Ichikawa's wife, Natto Wada, was based on the adaptation by Daisuke Ito and Teinosuke Kinugasa of a newspaper serial originally written
by Otokichi Mikami that was used for the 1935 version.
Nakamura Yukinojo gains popularity in Edo's kabuki scene as a handsome onnagata (a male actor who plays female roles). But hidden behind the placid expression of
his stage face is a deep grudge for the men responsible for dishonoring his parents' names and leading them to suicide when he was still a child.
When he discovers that the mastermind behind those crimes has come to see him act onstage, he begins in earnest to plot his revenge.
With the help of a renowned Robin Hood-like thief named Yamitaro, he makes out his first target: the daughter of the man who orchestrated his parents' demise.
1959 Color Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) 86 Mins.
Japanese with Optional English Subtitles.