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Jun 5, 2020

In our final episode of “unknown” Setsuko Haras before we get into the Ozus and Naruses, we cover another tonally dissonant double feature, Kôzaburô Yoshimura's TEMPTATION/YUWAKU (1948) and Keisuke Kinoshita's HERE'S TO THE YOUNG LADY/OJOSAN KANPAI (1949). We discuss the way these films—a love triangle melodrama and a strange screwball melodrama seemingly inspired by Hepburn and Tracy movies—seem to be proleptically summarizing the Hara persona, even as they contradict it by putting the star in romantic plots.

Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s:          Temptation (1948; dir: Kôzaburô Yoshimura)

0h 38m 47s:          Here’s to the Young Lady (1949; dir:  Keisuke Kinoshita)           



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