Not Rated | | Drama
This film, which was director Kenji Mizoguchi's dream project, was severely under-financed, and the production was forced to use a warehouse instead of a regular sound stage. This warehouse happened to be located near railways, and each time a train passed by, they had to stop shooting, which made the shooting of the film even more difficult with the director's obsessive use of long, continuous, uninterrupted takes. The same warehouse was also used for Josef Von Sternberg's film 'The Saga of Anatahan'.
Lady Oharu, a human being - no, woman - can only be happy if she marries for love. Rank and money don't mean happiness.
Opening credits shown over Japanese artwork/water-colors.