Street of Shame [Akasen chitai]

Kenji Mizoguchi (director)
Masashige Narusawa (screenwriter)
Yoshiko Shibaki (novel)
Machiko Kyo, Ayako Wakao, Michiyo Kogure, Aiko Mimasu (starring)

Kanagawa, Japan: Daiei Studios, 1956. Draft script for the 1956 film. Text in Japanese. With annotations on a few pages in holograph ink.

Based on the novel "Susaki No Onna" by Yoshiko Shibaki. The last film of Mizoguchi, this film is a vivid portrayal of prostitution in 1950s Japan, shot before the Japanese government's anti-prostitution bill, told through the perspective of several different women who work in the business for various reasons.

Set in Tokyo, and shot on location there.

White titled perfect-bound wrappers. Title page present. 142 leaves, with last page of text numbered 13. Mechanical duplication. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound with two staples.

Criterion Collection Eclipse 13. Eureka Masters of Cinema.

[Book #141466]