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Umetsugu Inoue - The Stormy Man

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 1001 Bissonnet Street Houston, TX, 77005 United States (map)
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Prolific Japanese filmmaker Umetsugu Inoue (1923-2010) made movies in a variety of genres, but his musicals set him apart. ... As a contract director at Nikkatsu in the '50s, he was expected to be proficient in several genres and to mix them up when necessary.  Unlike  traditional Hollywood musicals, in which song-and-dance numbers occur as fantasy sequences triggered by overflowing emotions, the music in Inoue's films almost always arises logically from the action.  --Tom Vick, Freer|Sackler Curator of Film

JASH is pleased to support The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston as they bring Inoue's musicals to Houston in the three part series Umetsugu Inoue - Japan's Music Man.

Part One is a screening of The Stormy Man stars Yujiro Ishihara as a young ruffian aspiring to be a drummer in Tokyo's Ginza jazz world.  One of Japan's biggest hits of the last 1950s, young audiences cheered to Ishihara's lyrics "Ore wa doram, yakuza na dorama" ("I'm a drummer, a no-good drummer!").

  • Director  -  Umetsugu Inoue
  • Released -  1957
  • Language  -  Japanese with English subtitles
  • Running Time  -  101 minutes

Earlier Event: May 7
USJC Japan-Texas Economic Summit
Later Event: June 28
JASH Annual Member Meeting