FILMOGRAPHY - FILMS OF THE 1950s


1950

Tenya wanya (Confusion / Crazy Uproar [alt. title])

Simei hannin

Senka no hate (Beyond the War)

Otome no seiten (Erotic Ceremony of Women)

Kumo no mati

Kike wadatumi no koe (Listen to the Voice of the Sea)

Gunkan sudeni kemuri nasi (Warship Already Without Smoke)

Gozen reiji no shutugoku (Midnight Parole)

Ore wa yojinbo (I Am a Bodyguard)

Ma no ogon (God of Evil)

Senritsu (Shudder)

Harukanari haha no kuni (The Motherland Far Far Away)

Shiroi yajû (White Beast)

Re mizeraburu: kami to akuma (Les Misérables I: Gods and Demons)

Re mizeraburu: kami to jiyu no hata (Les Misérables II: God and the Flag of Freedom)

1951

Shinsetsu ishikawa goemon (Goemon Ishikawa: The True Story)

Nusumareta koi (Stolen Love)

Kaze ni soyogu asi (Reeds That Rustle in the Wind)

Kagiri naki jonetsu (Passion Without Bounds)

Ashura hangan (Devilish Judge)

Ai to nikushimi no kanata e (Beyond Love and Hate)

Itsuwareru seiso (Masquerade)

Jiyu gakkô (Free School)

Dare ga watashi o sabaku no ka (Who Judges Me?)

Kono hata ni chikau (Swearing by the Flag)

Genji monogatari (The Tale of Genji)

Mukokusekisha (Man Without a Country)

1952

Zoku bashoku itidai

Watashi wa Shiberia no horyo datta (I Was a Prisoner in Siberia)

Tenryu gawa

Shi no matiwo nogareta (Escape from the Street of Death)

Kôya no chikai (Oath on the Plain)

Hosokawa garasha fujin den: ranse no siroyuri

Saigo no kaoyaku (The Last Boss)

Nadare (Avalanche)

Nishijin no shimai (Sisters of Nishijin)

Furisode kyôjo (The Mad Woman with a Long Sleeved Kimono)

Gembaku no ko (Children of Hiroshima)

Boryoku (Violence)

Zoku baku rô ichidai (Life of a Horse-Trader)

Gekiryu (Swift Current)

1953

Umarekawaru kyakusha


Miseraretaru tamasii (A Fascinated Soul)

Konketuji


Kanikosen (The Crab-Canning Ship)

Genkai no wani (Alligation in Genkai)

Senba zuru (The 100 Origami Cranes)

Murahachibu (Ostracism)

Shukuzu (Miniature Drawing)

Aijô ni tsuite (About Love)

Yokubo (Desire)

Anatahan (The Saga of Anatahan)

Sero hiki no gôshu (Gorshe, the Cellist)

Yoake mae Before (Dawn)

Shirauo

Onna no issho (The Life of a Woman)

Muhomono (The Outlaw)

Konketsuji (Half Breed)

Hakugyo (White Fish)

Hiroshima

1954

Okiku to Harima (Okiku and Harima)

Ashizuri Misaki (Cape Ashizuri)

Syunkin monogatari (Story of Koto in Springtime)

Dobu (The Gutter)

Midori no nakama (Fellow of Green)

Tubame wo ugokasu hitotachi

Tanima no rekisi

Sakuma damu daiichibu

Jinsei gekijo yokubo hen: sanshukira ko (Life Theater Nostalgia: Sanshukira Harbor)

Haru no uzumaki

Bancho sara yashiki: okiku to harima (A Samurai's Love)

Dorodarake no seishun (Muddy Youth)

Gojira (Godzilla)

Wakai hitotachi (Young Men)

1955

Yukaima (Kidnapper)

Tokyo boryokudan (Tokyo Mafia)

Taifu no me (Eye of the Typhoon)

Sakuma damu dainibu

Kokuyu rin

Hokkaido

Hi no bakuso (Rush of Fire)

Bijo to kairyu (Beauty and the Beast)

Asaru hitobito

Ningen gyôrai kaiten

Hotaru no hikari (Glow of a Firefly)

Meiji ichidai onna (The Life of a Woman during the Meiji Period)

Izumi e no michi (The Way to the Fountain)

Ginza no onna (Woman of Ginza)

Jyochukko (The Maidservent)

Okami (Wolf)

Mittsu no kao (Three Faces)

Osho ichidai (Generation of the King)

Buruuba

Zoku keisatsu nikki (Police Diary, Part II)

Dankongai (A Bullet-Ridden Street)

1956

Seishun no oto (Sound of Youth)

Oni daiko

Matu kemusi

Kousaka siro no hanzai

Horeruna yanpachi

Furo daki taisho

Bara no kôdôkan (Mansion Covered with Roses)

Biruma no tategoto (Harp of Burma / The Burmese Harp [alt. title])

Kuro-obi sangokushi (Black Belt Sangokushi / Rainy Night Duel [alt. title])

Gin shinju (Silver Suicide)

Kamisaka Shirô no hanzai (The Crime of Shiro Kamisaka)

Mahiru no ankoku (Darkness at Midnight)

Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (Kaijû no Gojira) (American release of Gojira shown in Japan)

Ryûri no kishi (Wandering Shore)

Onibi (A Will o' the Wisp)

Kojinbutsu no fufu (Likeable Wife and Husband)

Kiri no oto (Sound of Youth)

Joyu (An Actress)

Sora no daikaijû Radon (Rodan)

Shirogane shinju (Silver Suicide)

1957

Itohan monogatari (Story of a Girl)

Yujo monogatari

Susumiyuku bitamin B1

Sonan: tanigawadake no kiroku

Sakuma damu daisanbu (Sakuma Dam, Part III)

Koroshita noha dareda (Who Commited Murder?)

Hakucho monogatari

Daji

Chikyu boeigun (The Mysterians)

Osaka monogatari (An Osaka Story)

Yagyu bugeicho (Yagyu Secret Scrolls)

Nikui mono (Hateful Things)

Kawa wa miteiru

Saigo no dasso (The Last Pursuit)

Umi no yarodomo (Fellows of the Sea)

Bakuon to daichi (Whirring and the Earth)

Shitamachi (Downtown)

Chijo (The Ground)

Joyu (Actress)

Yagyu bugeicho (Yagyu Manual of Martial Arts)

Jigoku ka (Flower in Hell)

1958

Fukuzawa Yukichi no shonenjidai (Yukichi Fukuzawa's Boyhood)

Nagai fuyu

Midori no tanima

Kokutetsu no diseruka

Kensetsufu

Yagyu bugeicho - Ninjitsu (Yagyu Secret Scrolls, Part II)

Kanashimi wa onna dakeni (Only Women Have Sorrow)

Futari dake no hashi (A Bridge for Us Alone)

Hyoheki (The Precipice)

Yoru no tsuzumi (Night Drum)

Kisetsufu no kanatani (Over the Monsoon)

Daikaijû Baran (Varan the Unbelievable)

Sonan (Disaster)

1959

Uchu daisenso (Battle in Outer Space)

Ankokugai no kaoyaku (Boss of the Underworld)

Kotan no kuchibue (Whistling int\ the Kotan)

Onna to kaizoku (The Woman and the Pirate)

Aru kengo no shogai (Samurai Story)

Sono kabe o kudake (Bring Down That Wall)

Korosareta suchuwadesu: shiro ka kuro ka (A Killed Stewardess: White or Black)

Nippon tanjo (The Birth of Japan / The Three Treasures [alt. title])



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