The Stormy Man

December 15, 2018
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Film · Umetsugu Inoue

Saturday, December 15, 7 PM
Sunday, December 16, 4:30 PM

In the movie that made him a star, Ishihara plays a rough-hewn drummer out to make it in the seedy Ginza jazz world. An enormous success, The Stormy Man was Japan’s third-biggest box-office hit of 1957, made the Nikkatsu studio solvent and solidified Inoue’s reputation as a maker of hit musicals. For its young audience, who clapped and cheered as Ishihara sang "I’m a drummer, a no-good drummer," the movie was an event and a generational marker. Today it still packs musical excitement — and presents Japan’s premier screen idol at his most charismatic.

1957, 101 min., DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Umetsugu Inoue. With Yujiro Ishihara, Kyoji Aoyama, Fukuko Sayo, Mie Kitahara.

Part of Umetsugu Inoue: Japan’s Music Man

Tickets: $14/$11 seniors & students/$10 Japan Society members

Box Office Policy

  • Saturday, December 15, 2018
  • 7:00 pm