|Directed by||Yasujirō Ozu|
|Screenplay by||Tadao Ikeda|
|Edited by||Kazuo Ishikawa
Dragnet Girl (非常線の女 Hijōsen no Onna?) is a 1933 Japanese Gangster film directed by Yasujirō Ozu. The film tells the story of a gangster and his girlfriend finding redemption through the actions of an innocent girl and her not-so-innocent brother.
Tokiko (Kinuyo Tanaka) is a typist and the girlfriend of a small-time gangster, Joji (Joji Oka). A student, Hiroshi (Kōji Mitsui), joins the gang. When Joji begins to fall for Hiroshi's sister, Kazuko (Sumiko Mizukubo), Tokiko decides to scare her rival away. However, Tokiko takes a liking to Kazuko and decides to reform. Joji throws Tokiko out, but she soon returns and convinces him to give up his life of crime.
Meanwhile, Hiroshi has stolen money from the shop where his sister works. Joji and Tokiko rob Tokiko's boss and give the money to Hiroshi so that he can pay back the money he stole.
Pursued by the police, Tokiko entreats Joji to surrender. When he refuses, she shoots him. Police officers close in as the couple embrace.
- Kinuyo Tanaka as Tokiko
- Joji Oka as Joji
- Sumiko Mizukubo as Kazuko
- Kōji Mitsui as Hiroshi
- Yumeko Aizome as Misako
- Yoshio Takayama as Senko
- Koji Naga as Misawa
- Yasuo Nanjo as Okazaki, the president's son
- Chishū Ryū as a policeman
On March 18, 2013, the BFI will release the film on Region 2 DVD as part of The Gangster Films collection, along with of Walk Cheerfully, That Night's Wife, and the surviving fragment of A Straightforward Boy.
Cinematic release with live musical accompaniment
The film was shown in a number of venues across Scotland in 2014, as part of the Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema, with live musical accompaniment by Jane Gardner (piano), Roddy Long (violin) and Hazel Morrison (percussion). This new score was also composed by Jane Gardner.
- Bordwell, David (1988). Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. p. 244. ISBN 0-85170-158-2.
- "Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema on Tour". Falkirk Community Trust. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
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