Taniguchi Senkichi

Aaron Gerow aaron.gerow
Tue Nov 6 13:46:04 EST 2007

On Nov 6, 2007, at 4:25 AM, Alexander Jacoby wrote:

> Thanks Aaron for letting us know about Taniguchi's passing. I've  
> also liked his early films, Escape to Tomorrow in particular. But  
> one thing puzzles me. You, like most authorites, describe the 1947  
> film Snow Trail as his debut. Both the JMDB and KineJun however  
> list him as director of a 1946 film, Toho Showboat. Do you or  
> anyone else happen to know anything about this film and why Snow  
> Trail is always listed as Taniguchi's debut despite this evidence  
> to the contrary?

That's an interesting question. I just went with what the obits were  
writing (sorry for not cross-checking), but looking at the JBDB, it  
is clear that Toho Showboat is a revue film featuring many vaudeville  
and musical stars. Perhaps this was less of a narrative feature film  
and thus not considered a true feature debut? Anyone?


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