Review of One Wonderful Sunday (1947)

Moving picture, 108 minutes

Seen in 2016.

A couple formed after the war is sukanpin (skint) on a Sunday in bombed-out, occupied Tokyo.

It’s No Regrets for Our Youth (1946) without political matter. Thankfully, it avoids the conclusion that all you need is positive thinking, but the dodge hasn’t aged well: A “clap for Tinker Bell” scene in tearful closeup. The leading couple is also too clean and upstanding to represent the common man. The realistic parts, on the other hand, are very good, apart from the ruins being an obvious matt painting.

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