|Tora-san: Tora-san, Our Lovable Tramp|
Theatrical poster for Tora-san: Tora-san, Our Lovable Tramp (1969)
|Directed by||Yōji Yamada|
|Written by|| Yōji Yamada|
|Music by||Nayazumi Yamamoto|
|Editing by||Iwao Ishii|
|Released||August 27, 1969|
|Running time||91 min.|
|Followed by||Tora-san 2: Tora-san's Cherished Mother|
Tora-san: Tora-san, Our Lovable Tramp (男はつらいよ Otoko wa tsurai yo) aka Am I Trying and It's Tough Being a Man is a 1969 comedy film directed by Yōji Yamada and starring Kiyoshi Atsumi. It is the first film in the Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.
- Kiyoshi Atsumi ... Torajirō
- Chieko Baishō ... Sakura
- Sachiko Mitsumoto ... Fuyuko Tsubouchi
- Chishū Ryū ... Gozen-sama
- Takashi Shimura ... Hyoichiro Suwa
- Shin Morikawa ... Kuruma Tatsuzō
- Gin Maeda ... Hiroshi Suwa
- Taisaku Akino ... Noboru Kawamata
- Gajirō Satō ... Genkichi (Man at the Temple)
- Keiroku Seki ... Master of Ceremonies
- Chieko Misaki ... Tsune Kuruma (Torajirō's aunt)
- Hisao Dazai ... Taro Ume (Print Shop)
- Shunsuke Omi ... Manager
- Taichiro Hirokawa ... Michio
- Fusataro Ishijima ... Michio's father
- Matsuko Shiga ... Michio's mother
Tora-san: Tora-san, Our Lovable Tramp was released theatrically on August 27, 1969. In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1995 and 1996, and in DVD format in 2008. AnimEigo released it on DVD in the US along with the other first four films in the Otoko wa Tsurai yo series on November 24, 2009.
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