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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film The Blue Sky Maiden

    Masumura's lovely color Japanese Cinderella: a young woman (Wakao Ayako, one of the prettiest young actresses ever to grace the screen) grows up in the countryside wondering why none of her sibling were sent there as well. On Grandma's deathbed she admits the secret: the girl's illegitimate. The return to Tokyo causes problems. Made with gusto and flair, this kicked open the doors for the youth pictures of the '60s.

  2. Ben Bosko's rating of the film The Blue Sky Maiden

    beauty in its gnarledness