About the film
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Daughters, Wives and a Mother
Release Date: May 21, 1960
|Production Companies||:||Toho Co.|
|Producers||:||Sanezumi Fujimoto, Hidehisa Suga|
|Writers||:||Toshirō Ide, Zenzō Matsuyama|
This film features a large extended family (and associates) even more extensive than the one portrayed by Ozu in "End of Summer". The central character is Setsuko Hara -- a poised middle-aged woman, whose wealthy (and prestigious) husband dies at the outset of the action, leaving her widowed but holding the proceeds of a million yen insurance policy. Being childless, her former in-laws have no objection to her return to her own family.