Dokufu Takahashi Oden

Synopsis: In 1870's Tokyo, Den steals to support the daughter of her first marriage and her consumptive second husband. She falls in love with a young policeman, but is coerced into becoming the mistress of and procurer for a vice boss. After the deaths of her second husband and daughter, Den moves to Yokohama. There she runs a casino for the vice boss. Her remorseful first husband and the disgraced policeman follow her. Den kills her former husband and the vice boss, but when she tries to escape with the casino takings, she's arrested and returned to Tokyo to stand trial.
74 min


(Dokufu Takahashi Oden)

A Mitsugu Okura Production

Written by

Katsuyoshi Nakatsu

Shin Nakazawa

Director of Photography

Kikuzou Kawasaki

Art Direction by Haruyasu Kurosawa

Music by Chumei Watanabe

Assistant Director

Yoshihiro Ishikawa


Katsuko Wakasugi

Juzaburo Akechi

Tetsuro Tanba

Akira Nakamura

Gen Funabashi

Asao Matsumoto

Shin Shibata

Fumiko Miyata

Directed by

Nobuo Nakagawa

Early in the Meiji Era

(The 1870s)


She's gone!

That woman can run!

Take me to Atagoshita, please.

And hurry.

Can't you go any faster?

Rickshaw-man! I said


Hey! This isn't the way!

Slow down, will you!

What are we doing here?


Hello, O-Den.


Yes. The husband you abandoned.

You've gone up in the world

since I saw you last.

Hands off!

I have a decent husband now.


Look at you!

You were a samurai

with a private income...

...before you drank, gambled

and whored everything away.

You're nothing to me.

You don't have to talk like that.

You can see what I've become.

You'd better not look.

O-Mitsu's about the same age

as that girl.

She looks more like you

every day.


I hate to say it, but I don't

make much money doing this.

I'd like to buy her new clothes

like other kids have...

...but I've got no money.

A couple of days ago...

...she sat up in her

ragged old futon and called...

Mommy! her sleep.

The poor thing!

I've no right to criticize you,

but you are her mother.

Do you think you could give me

a little money for her?

Thank you. You're a light

in the darkness.

Goodbye. I'll see you again.



Many ladies prefer diamonds

to jade these days.

Not to your taste?

I have some first class

American sapphires...

For a ring, I've also got...

...rubies from England,

and opals as well.

It's for evening,

so I'd like a diamond.

We'll have some lovely ones

in soon. Please call again.

Sorry to trouble you.



No games, please.

I'm sorry?

Stop pretending.

What are you accusing me of?

Oh, stop it! Will you step

into the back, please?

Of all the nerve!


I am a customer!

Is there a problem?

I'm glad you're here, Officer.

It's shoplifting.

There's nothing here.

It's in her clothes, my lad.

That's what they all do!

Then I'll just have to

take my clothes off, then!


We've got a shoplifter!

I just took my eyes off her

for a second...


Hello, sir.

She's undressed, sir.

Right down to her underclothes.

Don't be shy. Check them, too.

Sir, this is going too far!

No! I won't!

Don't play the innocent girl

with me! Get them off!

Stop it!

What's the matter?

We're both women!


I'm prepared to bear witness

to this woman's innocence!

I'll leave you here.

Thank you for

all your trouble...

...and for coming so far

out of your way.

No trouble. Goodbye.

Could I at least

ask your name?

I'm simply doing my duty.

I see. Well, goodbye, then.

Hey! Hold it!

Show me that!


What's this?


So it's true!

Forgive me! Please!

You're a thief!

Come along with me!

Just this once! Please!

I won't be fooled again!

I'm sorry. I'll come quietly.

But could you at least

let me change my clothes?

I live quite near here.

All right.


Wait here, please.

Would you like some tea?

Aren't you ready yet?

No. It won't take long.

Hurry! It's getting late.

Now what?

A crime is a crime, you know!

We're going. Get dressed!

No! Forgive me! Please!

Don't be stupid!

In times like these...

...what happens to a woman

left alone when her husband dies?

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