Yôkihi (1955)

Yôkihi 1955

From the Pool of the Maidens...Long-Ago Cathay...A Serving Girl Too Beautiful to be True...Step Into History...In a Story Too Be
 Writers: Ching Doe (screenplay), Matsutarô Kawaguchi (screenplay), Yoshikata Yoda (screenplay), Masashige Narusawa (screenplay)
 Story: In eighth century China, the Emperor is grieving over the death of his wife. The Yang family wants to provide the Emperor with a consort so that they may consolidate their influence over the court. General An Lushan finds a distant relative working in their kitchen whom they groom to present to the Emperor. The Emperor falls in love with her and she becomes the Princess Yang Kwei-fei. The Yangs are then appointed important ministers, though An Lushan is not given the court position he covets. The ministers misuse their power so much that there is a popular revolt against all the Yangs, fueled by An Lushan.
 Awards: 2 wins & 1 nomination.
 Did you know: This was the only foreign language film released in the United States by Buena Vista Film Distribution (owned by Walt Disney Productions)
 Studios: Daiei Studios, Shaw Brothers
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Release: 17 September 1956
Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi
Countries: Japan,  Hong Kong
Language: Japanese
Genres: Drama,  History,  Romance
MPAA Rating: Approved
IMDB Rating: 7.5/10
Runtime: 98min
Cast
Machiko Kyô
as Princess Yang Kwei-fei
Masayuki Mori
as Emperor Xuan Zong
Sô Yamamura
as An Lushan
Eitarô Shindô
as Kao Li-hsi
Eitarô Ozawa
as Yang Kuo-chung
Haruko Sugimura
as Princess Yen-chun
Yôko Minamida
as Hung-tao
Bontarô Miake
as Chen-Hsuan-li
Tatsuya Ishiguro
as Li Lin-fu
Crew
Director - Kenji Mizoguchi
Screenplay - Doe Ching
Writer - Matsutarô Kawaguchi
Screenplay - Yoshikata Yoda
Screenplay - Masashige Narusawa
Producer - Masaichi Nagata
Producer - Run Run Shaw
Original Music Composer - Fumio Hayasaka
Cinematography - Kôhei Sugiyama
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