16 February 1901|
|Died||10 September 1986(aged 85)|
|Other names||Takehiko Kagoshima|
|Occupation||Film director, actor, screenwriter|
Born as Takehiko Kagoshima in Nagasaki, Shima left for Tokyo after graduating from high school. He was in the first class of the Nihon Eiga Haiyū Gakkō and joined the Nikkatsu studio as an actor in 1925. Playing mostly romantic leads, he appeared in films directed by such masters as Tomu Uchida and Kenji Mizoguchi. He turned to directing in 1939, and quickly came to prominence with films such as Kaze no Matasaburō, an adaption of a Kenji Miyazawa story, and Jirō Monogatari. After the war, he directed such films as Ginza Kankan Musume and Jūdai no Seiten at Shintoho and Daiei Studios. He won a prize at the 1st Moscow International Film Festival for Unforgettable Trail. Some of his last films were made in Hong Kong for Shaw Brothers.
- Kaze no Matasaburō (風の又三郎) (1940)
- Jirō Monogatari (次郎物語) (1941)
- Ginza Kankan Musume (1949)
- Hibari no komoriuta (1951)
- The Phantom Horse (1955)
- Warning from Space (1956)
- Zangiku monogatari (1956)
- Unforgettable Trail (1959)
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