|Mahiru no ankoku|
The original Japanese theatrical poster for
Mahiru no ankoku (1956).
|Directed by||Tadashi Imai|
|Written by||Shinobu Hashimoto|
|Music by||Akira Ifukube|
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7th Blue Ribbon Awards
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