Smart Rating: 92.68
Release year: 1949
Starring: Setsuko Hara, Chishū Ryū, Haruko Sugimura
Noriko (Setsuko Hara) is perfectly happy living at home with her widowed father, Shukichi (Chishū Ryū), and has no plans to marry -- that is, until her aunt Masa (Haruko Sugimura) convinces Shukichi that unless he marries off his 27-year-old daughter soon, she will likely remain alone for the rest of her life. When Noriko resists Masa's matchmaking, Shukichi is forced to deceive his daughter and sacrifice his own happiness to do what he believes is right.