Tora-san 22: Talk of the Town Tora-san
Tora-san 22 - Talk of the Town Tora-san
Theatrical poster for Talk of the Town Tora-san (1978)
Directed by Yōji Yamada
Written by Yōji Yamada
Yoshitaka Asama
Music by Nayazumi Yamamoto
Cinematography Tetsuo Takaba
Editing by Iwao Ishii
Distributed by Shochiku
Released December 27, 1978
Running time 104 min.
Preceded by Tora-san 21: Tora-san's Stage-Struck
Followed by Tora-san 23: Tora-san the Matchmaker

Talk of the Town Tora-san (男はつらいよ 噂の寅次郎 Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Uwasa no Torajirō) aka Torasan and a Lovely Maid[1] is a 1978 comedy film directed by Yōji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Reiko Ohara as his love interest or "Madonna".[2] Talk of the Town Tora-san is the twenty-second film in the Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.


Release historyEdit

Talk of the Town Tora-san was released theatrically on December 27, 1978.[4] In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1996, and in DVD format in 1998, 2002 and 2008.[5]





External linksEdit


  1. "OTOKO WA TSURAIYO -UWASA NO Torajirō" at the Complete Index to World Film. Retrieved 2010-08-25..
  2. "男はつらいよ 噂の寅次郎 (Madonna)" at (official site). Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  3. "男はつらいよ 噂の寅次郎" Retrieved the Japanese Movie Database
  4. "男はつらいよ 噂の寅次郎" Retrieved 2010-08-25.|at the Japanese Cinema Database (Agency for Cultural Affairs)
  5. "男はつらいよ 噂の寅次郎 (1978)" Retrieved 2010-08-25. at

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