Futen no Tora

Bill Thompson SISWT
Wed Dec 29 10:09:56 EST 1999

KineJapan ---

Here is a list of Tora-san titles in both English and Japanese
for all the films made between 1969 and 1989.  Other sources
could provide you with a complete list, but this
is what I have online.  This list came
from the press book for Tora-san Goes To Vienna, in my opinion
one of the weaker Tora-san offerings, but it was the one
Shochiku chose to promote.  I believe I originally compiled the list
from Shochiku material, but I'm not sure.  Futen no Tora was one
of the few Tora-san titles not directed by Yamada Yoji.
The list also includes all additional films Yamada directed
during this period:  they are easy to spot as they don't
have Tora-san in the title.   Bill

1969   Vagabond Schemer (Kigeki Ippatsu Dai Hissho)
       Tora-san, Our Lovable Tramp (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo)
       Tora-san's Cherished Mother (Zoku Otoko wa Tsurai Yo)

1970   Tora-san: His Tender Love (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Futen no Tora)
          directed by Azuma Morisaki
       Tora-san's Grand Scheme (Shin Otoko wa Tsurai Yo)
          directed by Shunichi Kobayashi
       Tora-san's Runaway (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Bokyo-hen)
       Where Spring Comes Late (Kazoku)

1971   Tora-san's Shattered Romance (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Junjo-hen)
       Tora-san: The Good Samaritan (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Funto-hen)
       Tora-san's Love Call (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Torajiro Koiuta)

1972   Tora-san's Dear Old Home (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Shibamata Bojo)
       Home from the Sea (Kokyo)
       Tora-san's Dream Come True (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Torajiro Yume

1973   Tora-san's Forget-Me-Not (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Torajiro
       Tora-san Loves an Artist (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Watashi
          no Tora-san)

1974   Tora-san Lovesick (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Torajiro Koi Yatsure)
       Tora-san's Lullaby (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Torajiro Komori Uta)

1975   Tora-san Meets the Songstress Again (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo:
          Torajiro Aiaigasa)
       The Village (Harakara)
       Tora-san, the Intellectual (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Katsushika

1976   Tora-san's Sunset Glow (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Torajiro Yuyake
       Tora-san's Heart of Gold (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Torajiro
          Junjo Shishu)

1977   Tora-san Meets a Lord (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Torajiro to
       The Yellow Handkerchief of Happiness (Shiawase no Kiiroi
       Tora-san Plays Cupid (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Torajiro Ganbare)

1978   Stage-Struck Tora-san (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Torajiro Waga
          Michi o Yuku)
       Talk of the Town Tora-san (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Uwasa no

1979   Tora-san the Matchmaker (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Tonderu Torajiro)
       Tora-san's Dream of Spring (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Torajiro
          Haru no Yume)

1980   A Distant Cry from Spring (Haruka Naru Yama no Yobigoe)
       Tora-san's Tropical Fever (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Torajiro
          Haibiscus no Hana)

1981   Foster Daddy Tora-san (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Torajiro Kamomeuta)
       Tora-san's Many Splintered Love (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Naniwa
          no Koi no Torajiro)

1982   Tora-san's Promise (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Torajiro Kamifusen)
       Hearts and Flowers for Tora-san (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Torajiro
          Ajisai no Koi)

1983   Tora-san the Expert (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Hana mo Arashi mo
       Tora-san's Song of Love (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Tabi no Onna
          to Torajiro)

1984   Tora-san Goes Religious? (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Kuchibue o
          Fuku Torajiro)
       Marriage Counselor Tora-san (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Yogiri ni
          Musebu Torajiro)

1985   Tora-san's Forbidden Love (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Torajiro
          Shinjitsu Ichiro)
       Tora-san the Go-Between (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Torajiro Renaijuku)

1986   Tora-san's Island Encounter (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Shibamata
          Yori Ai o Komete)
       Final Take (Kinema no Tenchi)

1987   Tora-san's Bluebird Fantasy (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Shiawase no
          Aoi Tori)
       Tora-san Goes North (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Shiretoko Bojo)

1988   Tora-san Plays Daddy (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Torajiro Monogatari)
       Hope and Pain (Dauntaun Hirozu)

1989   Tora-san's Memorial Days of Salad (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo:
          Torajiro Sarada Kinenbi)
       Tora-san Goes to Vienna (Otoko wa Tsurai Yo: Torajiro
          Kokoro no Tabiji)

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