International Title
Wife! Be Like a Rose!
Japanese Title
 [Tsuma yo bara no yo ni]
Production: P.C.L. (Pre-Toho Merger)
Distributor: P.C.L. (Pre-Toho Merger) Japan: 1935
  Time: 74 minutes
Initial US Title
US Distributor: Educational Film Cooperative (1937) Time: 54 minutes (estimated)
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Shunsaku Yamamoto walked out on his wife and daughter to live in Hirao Valley with his second family several years ago. As more and more situations and events call for his presence, daughter Kimiko takes a huge step by embarking on a bold errand to return her father to his erstwhile wife. When she's finally introduced to her half siblings and the other woman, her plans run into a bit of a snag...

Directed by Mikio Naruse
Written by Mikio Naruse
Based on a Novel by Minoru Nakano
Cinematography by Hiroshi Suzuki
Sound by Koichi Sugii
Art Direction by Kazuo Kubo
Music by Noboru Ito
Kimiko Yamamoto Sachiko Chiba
Oyuki Yuriko Hanabusa
Shunsaku (Kimiko's father) Sadao Maruyama
Etsuko (Kimiko's mother) Tomoko Ito
Shingo (Kimiko's maternal uncle) Kamatari Fujiwara
Shingo's wife (Kimiko's maternal aunt) Chikako Hosokawa
Shizue (Kimiko's half sister) Setsuko Horikoshi
Kenichi (Kimiko's half brother) Kaoru Ito
Seiji (Kimiko's boyfriend) Heihachiro Okawa
Monster Appearances Aliens, SDF, Misc
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Miles Imhoff Star Rating
June 23, 2014