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The Ghost Cat and the Mysterious Shamisen

Kaibyo nazo no shamisen

Directed by Kiyohiko Ushihara
Japan, 1938
Horror, Drama

Synopsis

Japan’s first scream queen Sumiko Suzuki plays Mitsue, the possessive actress betrothed to apprentice shamisen player Seijiro. When his lost cat Kuro brings home a beautiful girl, dark jealous passions are invoked in Mitsue and the cat is the first to suffer at the end of her hairpin.

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The Ghost Cat and the Mysterious Shamisen Directed by Kiyohiko Ushihara

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