Release dateSeptember 13, 1955 WriterSakunosuke Oda (novel), Toshio Yasumi Initial releaseSeptember 13, 1955 (Japan) CastHisaya Morishige, Chikage Awashima, Yôko Tsukasa Similar moviesRelated Shiro Toyoda movies
Meoto zenzai(夫婦善哉,Meoto zenzai, Hooray for Marriage, or, Sweet Beans for Two) is a 1955 black-and-white Japanese film drama directed by Shirō Toyoda and starring Morishige Hisaya and Awashima Chikage. It is an adaptation of the 1940 novel of the same name by Sakunosuke Oda. It tells the story of a couple, a spoiled son and a down-to-earth girl, in Osaka in the early Showa era. The film won the prestigious Blue Ribbon awards for best director, best actor (Morishige) and best actress (Awashima), and the Mainichi Concours award for best actor and best screenplay (Yasumi Toshio). It ranked second (after Naruse Mikio’s Ukigumo) on the Kinema Junpō top ten films for the year.