The Wiser Age


1h 51m 1962

Brief Synopsis

A profile of successful female stand-up comics, from pioneers like Phyllis Diller to contemporary favorites like Paula Poundstone.

Film Details

Also Known As
Onna no za
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
Los Angeles showing: Nov 1962
Production Company
Toho Co.
Country
Japan

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

Synopsis

The problems of the Ishikawa family who live in a Tokyo suburb center around the five daughters. The eldest of storekeeper Ichikawa's daughters runs an apartment house, while her husband is gone for months at a time chasing other women. The second daughter pursues a career and brings shame to the family by refusing to marry. The fourth and fifth daughters fall in love with the same man, Aoyama, a low-salaried clerk. Running the household is the widow of the family's first son. The third daughter arrives with her husband and begins working on a match between the fourth daughter and the wealthy Komiya. A salesman, the estranged son of Ishikawa's second wife, moves into the first daughter's apartment house; and the second daughter falls in love with him, denouncing her career for plans of marriage. The salesman is exposed as a philanderer, and the widow tactfully dissolves the relationship. Meanwhile, her son fails his college entrance examination and commits suicide. The fourth daughter decides to marry the wealthy Komiya.

Film Details

Also Known As
Onna no za
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
Los Angeles showing: Nov 1962
Production Company
Toho Co.
Country
Japan

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

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Released in Japan in 1962 as Onna no za.