GenreComedy Music directorNaozumi Yamamoto CountryJapan
Release dateNovember 20, 1971 (1971-11-20) WriterYoshitaka Asama, Yoji Yamada CastKiyoshi Atsumi (Torajirō), Chieko Baishô (Sakura), Shin Morikawa (Tatsuzō), Chishû Ryû (Gozen-sama), Gin Maeda (Hiroshi), Junko Ikeuchi (Takako) Otoko wa Tsurai yo moviesTora-sans Love Call and Tora-sans Shattered Romance are part of the same movie series, Tora-sans Love Call and Tora-sans Forget Me Not are part of the same movie series, Tora-sans Love Call and Tora-sans Lovesick are part of the same movie series, Tora-sans Love Call and Tora-san Loves an Artist are part of the same movie series, Tora-sans Love Call and Tora-sans Cherished Mother are part of the same movie series
Tora-san's Love Call(男はつらいよ 寅次郎恋歌,Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajiro Koiuta)akaTora-san's Love Song is a 1971 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Junko Ikeuchi as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora-san's Love Call is the eighth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.
Hoping to find rest from his wandering life, Tora-san returns home. He becomes infatuated with a widow and leaves to travel again, keeping his feelings secret.
Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō
Chieko Baisho as Sakura
Shin Morikawa as Tatsuzō (Torajiro's uncle)
Chishū Ryū as Gozen-sama
Gin Maeda as Hiroshi Suwa
Yasukiyo Umeno as Atsushi Suwa
Takanobu Hozumi as Osamu Suwa
Yoshio Yoshida as 坂東鶴八（Chairman）
Chieko Misaki as Torajiro's aunt
Hisao Dazai as Tarō Ume
Gajirō Satō as Genkō
For his work on Tora-san's Love Call, and the previous two entries in the Otoko wa Tsurai yo series, Tora-san, the Good Samaritan, and Tora-san's Shattered Romance (all 1971), Yoji Yamada tied for Best Director at the Mainichi Film Awards with Masahiro Shinoda. The German-language site molodezhnaja gives Tora-san's Love Call three and a half out of five stars.
Tora-san's Love Call was released theatrically on November 20, 1971. In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1983 and 1995, and in DVD format in 1995 and 2008.