When a Woman Ascends the Stairs Poster

Release Date: 1960

DVD Release Date: February 20th, 2007

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary
Widow Keiko (Hideko Takamine) is a well-liked and decently paid bar hostess, but greedy relatives and ill-advised affairs leave her lonely and facing debts. No longer a young woman, she searches for romantic and financial stability. Her heart lies with the married Nobuhiko (Masayuki Mori), but she entertains the idea of wedding kindly suitor Matsukichi (Daisuke Kato) to escape the tedium of her days and the bleak future that will await her if she ages out of her trade without marrying.

Cast: Hideko Takamine, Masayuki Mori, Reiko Dan, Tatsuya Nakadai, Daisuke Kato, Ganjirô Nakamura, Eitarô Ozawa, Keiko Awaji

Director: Mikio Naruse

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Marriage, Quest, Brooding, Temptation, Deception, 1960s, Love, Emotional, Bar, Wife, Touching