Tora-san: Tora-san, Our Lovable Tramp
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
Azuma Morisaki
Music by Nayazumi Yamamoto
Cinematography Tetsuo Takaba
Editing by Iwao Ishii
Distributed by Shochiku
Released August 27, 1969
Running time 91 min.
Followed by Tora-san 2: Tora-san's Cherished Mother
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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.


Release historyEdit

Tora-San Collector's Set 1

DVD cover to the US release of the first four Tora-san films

Tora-san: Tora-san, Our Lovable Tramp was released theatrically on August 27, 1969.[1] In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1995 and 1996, and in DVD format in 2008.[2] 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.[3]





External linksEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 "男はつらいよ" at the Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  2. "男はつらいよ(1969)" at Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  3. Rich, Jamie S. (2009-12-21). "Tora-San: Collector's Set 1" at DVD Talk. Retrieved 2010-08-25.

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