An Inn in Tokyo
|An Inn in Tokyo|
|Hepburn||Tōkyō no yado|
|Directed by||Yasujirō Ozu|
|Written by||(Yasujirō Ozu, Masao Arata, Tadao Ikeda)|
|Starring||Takeshi Sakamoto, Yoshiko Okada, Choko Iida, Kazuko Ojima|
|Edited by||Hideo Mohara|
|Language||Silent film |
Kihachi (Takeshi Sakamoto) wanders around the industrial flatlands of Tokyo's Koto district with his two young sons, Zenko (Tokkan Kozo) and Masako (Takayuki Suematsu), looking for work. Unable to find a job, Kihachi relies on his sons to catch stray dogs for the reward money, but Zenko wastes the bounty buying himself a much-desired officer's cap. Later, the brothers quarrel and lose the family's bundle. Kihachi tells them that they no longer have enough money to pay for both a meal and a bed for the night. They choose a meal. At a cafe they meet Kihachi's old friend, Otsune (Choko Iida), who finds Kihachi a job and allows the family to rent a room at the cafe.
Later, Kihachi discovers that Otaka has found work as a sake-house waitress. She explains that her daughter has fallen ill and she cannot afford to pay the hospital bills. Kihachi, unable to borrow money from Otsune to pay the bills, resorts to theft and has his sons take the proceeds to Otaka.
Kihachi confides in Otsune, who scolds him for keeping his worries to himself. He leaves the boys in Otsune's care and sets off for the police station to hand himself in.
- Takeshi Sakamoto as Kihachi
- Tokkan Kozo as Zenko
- Takayuki Suematsu as Masako
- Yoshiko Okada as Otaka
- Kazuko Ojima as Kimiko
- Choko Iida as Otsune
- Chishū Ryū
- An Inn in Tokyo on IMDb
- "東京の宿 (Tokyo no yado)" (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-08-05.
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