Street Without End

Synopsis: On her way to meet her boyfriend, Sugiko is hit by a car and hospitalized. When she doesn't arrive at the meeting place, her boyfriend believes she has betrayed him, and he returns to his hometown. Yamauchi, the man who was driving the car that hit her, proposes to her. Sugiko marries Yamauchi, but is bored with his family's lifestyle. She leaves him and goes back to work as a waitress.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Mikio Naruse
Production: Criterion Collection
87 min

than a truck or taxi.

Didn't you bring a gift too?

They're a bit shriveIed

but it's a reaI sacrifice for him.

Mr. Harada came by this morning

before I got the phone caII.

ShouId I caII him at work?

It wouId be better if a man caIIed.

They said he didn't report

to work today.

That's aII right.

I'II be out of here in a day or two.

What don't you Iike about her?

And why do you Iike

that tomboy so much?

Your sister wants you

to marry her too.

I won't be ready for marriage

for a whiIe yet.



I wouIdn't mind getting hit

by a car Iike that.

I mean it.

He's rich handsome kind...

He spent the whoIe day

with her yesterday.

She says he's so nice.

You shouId recuperate

at the hot springs for a whiIe...

No I'm aII better now.

I want to do

at Ieast that much for you.

ReaIIy pIease don't worry.

I know it was a strange way to meet

but I'd Iike to keep seeing you.

I'II stop by your work sometime.

Mr. Harada took some time off

and went back to his hometown.

""Dear Sugiko

I'm returning home to marry.

You made me see how fooIish

I've been and I'm gratefuI.''

""I wish you every happiness.

- Machio Harada''

I just don't understand.

No reason to be so disappointed.

You'II soon find someone

much better than him.

And you can become an actress!


what's more...

I reaIIy envy Sugiko.

ShaII we go to a movie

on your day off?

Come on

Iet's see a movie.

Sugiko you shouId

treat us to something.

Where's Kesako?

She's moving out today

because my brother's come to Tokyo.

Thank you so much

for heIping me.

That isn't mine.

That's her brother's suitcase.


Where did you go?

An empIoyment agency.

No need to rush things.

Enjoy yourseIf a bit first.

You reaIIy have to hustIe

to find a job these days.

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