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Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 401-406. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.

His father was a wealthy businessman, his mother was a geisha.

His film The Neighbor's Wife and Mine (1931) was the first full sound-on-film made in Japan.

Preferred to shoot films on location, rather than in a studio.

Began as assistant to Yasujiro Shimazu at the Shochiku company.

The term 'Goshoism' refers to a style that makes the audience laugh and cry at the same time. The term was derived from scenes in Gosho's films.