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I Was Born, But... (Otona no miru ehon - Umarete wa mita keredo) (1932)

I Was Born, But...
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7.8 IMDB rating

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Tatsuo Saito

Tatsuo Saito

Chichi
Tomio Aoki

Tomio Aoki

Keiji
Mitsuko Yoshikawa

Mitsuko Yoshikawa

Haha (Yoshi's Wife)
Teruyo Hayami

Teruyo Hayami

Fujin
Seiichi Kato

Seiichi Kato

Kodomo (Taro)
Shoichi Kofujita

Shoichi Kofujita

Kozou (Delivery boy)


Written by (View all)
Akira Fushimi

Akira Fushimi

(scenario)
Geibei Ibushiya

Geibei Ibushiya

(adaptation)


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Release date: 3 June 1932
Japan (8), 1930s (6), Silent (3), Japanese (2), B&w (2), 1932 (1), I Was Born But... (1), East Asia (1), Children (1)
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