GenreComedy Music directorNaozumi Yamamoto CountryJapan
Release dateAugust 6, 1977 (1977-08-06) WriterYoji Yamada, Yoshitaka Asama CastKiyoshi Atsumi (Tora-san), Chieko Baishô (Sakura), Gin Maeda (Hiroshi), Kanjûrô Arashi (Tonosama), Kyôko Maya (Mariko), Chieko Misaki (Tsune) Similar moviesOtoko wa Tsurai yo movies
Tora-san Meets His Lordship(男はつらいよ 寅次郎と殿様,Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajirō to Tonosama) a.k.a. Tora-san and a Lord is a 1977 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Kyōko Maya as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora-san Meets His Lordship is the nineteenth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.
Tora-san returns to his family home in Shibamata, Tokyo, but soon leaves again due to squabbles involving a dog they have named Tora-san. During his travels in Shikoku, Tora-san makes the acquaintance of a descendant of a local daimyō. The old man asks Tora-san to find his son's widow in Tokyo, whom he had previously alienated.
Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō
Chieko Baisho as Sakura
Kyōko Maya as Mariko Tsutsumi
Masami Shimojō as Kuruma Tatsuzō
Chieko Misaki as Tsune Kuruma (Torajiro's aunt)
Gin Maeda as Hiroshi Suwa
Hisao Dazai as Boss (Umetarō Katsura)
Gajirō Satō as Genkō
Hayato Nakamura as Mitsuo Suwa
Yoshio Yoshida as Leader
Akira Terao as Officer
Tora-san Meets His Lordship was the ninth top money-maker at the Japanese box-office in 1977. Kiyoshi Atsumi and Chieko Baisho were nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress respectively at the Japan Academy Prize ceremony for their roles in Tora-san Meets His Lordship and other films in which they had appeared in 1977. Stuart Galbraith IV writes that the film, though not as popular as its predecessor Tora's Pure Love, is a strong entry in the Otoko wa Tsurai yo series, funny and with an exceptionally good supporting cast. The German-language site molodezhnaja gives Tora-san Meets His Lordship three and a half out of five stars.
Tora-san Meets His Lordship was released theatrically on August 6, 1977. In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1996, and in DVD format in 2005 and 2008.