Tokihiko Okada

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Tokihiko Okada.

Tokihiko Okada (岡田 時彦?) (February 18, 1903 – January 16, 1934) was a Japanese silent film star in Japan during the 1920s and early 1930s. A Tokyo native,[1] he first started at the Taikatsu studio and later he was a leading player for such legendary Japanese directors as Yasujirō Ozu and Kenji Mizoguchi. Film critic Tadao Sato recounts that Okada was among the handsomest and favorite Japanese actors of the era.[2] Throughout his career, Okada played the role of the quintessential nimaime (translated as "second line") which were romantic, sensitive men as opposed to the rugged and hard-boiled leading men known as tateyaku.[3] He was the father of film actress Mariko Okada. Tokihiko Okada died of tuberculosis a month and two days before turning 31 years of age.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1920 Amateur Club Shigeru's friend / Hideo Inoue / Hatsugiku On credit: Eiichi Takahashi
Katsushika Sunako Kitsunosuke On credit: Kurao Nora
1921 Hinamatsuri no yoru Spirit of rabbit On credit: Kurao Nora
Jasei no in Toyoo On credit: Eiichi Takahashi
1922 Jondai no bouken On credit: Eiichi Takahashi
1924 Natsukashiki haha Minoru Murase First film as Tokihiko Okada
Onna ni amai otoko no mure the writer
Gion no haru, chiri yuku hana
Kyokan wo idete
Ringo
Koi no ryoujin Kimio Yoshida
Arashi no seirei
Donzoko Murakami
In yori You e
1925 Koufuku
Kouro
Dohatsu
Kiro ni tachite
Nadare
Kemuri
Ningen Raisan
Wakoudo no chi wa odoru
Maboroshi no hansen Shao Jun Chang
1926 Shinsei no aikou
Nyoubou Kawaiya
Kami ningyo no haru no sasayaki Sumio Kaijima
Reimei no uta
Kyoko to Shizuko
Gantou no nazo
Mito Koumon Tsunaeda Tokugawa
Ashi ni sawatta onna Yumeo Matsudo
Shin Nihontou: zen-kouhen Second Lieutenant Yuzou Matsushima
1927 Kare wo meguru gonin no onna
Okubo Hikozaemon Iemitsu Tokugawa
Tokkan koi no uijin
Jihi shincho Shunsuke Shinohara
1931 Tokyo Chorus Shinji Okajima

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tokihiko Okada at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ "Taki no Shiraito" (PDF). digital-meme.com. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  3. ^ "The Water Magician". matsudafilm.com. Retrieved 2008-08-25.