Yutaka Abe, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Yutaka Abe

Japanese film director

Date of Birth: 02-Feb-1895

Place of Birth: Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 03-Jan-1977

Profession: actor, film director

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius


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About Yutaka Abe

  • Yutaka Abe (?? ?, Abe Yutaka, February 2, 1895 in Yamoto, Miyagi – January 3, 1977 in Kyoto) was a Japanese film director and actor.
  • He went to America along with a younger brother to visit an uncle living in Los Angeles.
  • There he enrolled in an acting school and upon hearing that Thomas H.
  • Ince was looking for Japanese extras to work in his studios he applied and was accepted in 1914.
  • He appeared in such films as The Wrath of the Gods and The Cheat with Sessue Hayakawa.
  • He was often billed as "Jack Abbe" or "Jack Yutake Abbe." He returned to Japan in 1925, finding work at the Nikkatsu studio, and soon made his debut as a director.
  • Among his early works was the 1926 silent film The Woman Who Touched the Legs (Ashi ni sawatta onna), a comedy about a writer and a woman thief.
  • This film, along with most of Abe's early work, is now lost.
  • Before and during World War II, Abe directed a number of nationalistic propaganda films including Moyuru ozora (Flaming Sky) and Ano hata o ute (Fire on That Flag). After the war, he directed the 1950 film adaptation of Jun'ichiro Tanizaki's The Makioka Sisters, a film which brought him commercial success.
  • His later films include the 1959 satirical comedy Season of Affairs (Uwaki no kisetsu).

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