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Tatsuo Saitō

Tatsuo Saitō
Tatsuo Saitō (center) in Ashi ni sawatta kōun
Born10 June 1902
Died2 March 1968(1968-03-02) (aged 65)
Tokyo, Japan
Years active1925–1967

Tatsuo Saitō (斎藤 達雄, Saitō Tatsuo, 10 June 1902 – 2 March 1968) was a Japanese film actor and director. He appeared in more than two hundred films between 1925 and 1967.[1][2]



Saitō joined Nikkatsu studios, where he made his film debut in 1925, before moving to Shochiku two years later.[1] He appeared in many films of Yasujirō Ozu between 1929 and 1950, and repeatedly worked for directors like Heinosuke Gosho and Hiroshi Shimizu. After the Second World War, he also directed a number of films[1][2] and appeared in many television films and series.[3]

Selected filmography

Year Title Director
1929 Days of Youth Yasujirō Ozu
1931 Tokyo Chorus Yasujirō Ozu
1932 I Was Born, But... Yasujirō Ozu
1933 Japanese Girls at the Harbour Hiroshi Shimizu
Every-Night Dreams Mikio Naruse
1935 Burden of Life Heinosuke Gosho
1937 What Did the Lady Forget? Yasujirō Ozu
1941 Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family Yasujirō Ozu
Ornamental Hairpin Hiroshi Shimizu
1950 The Munekata Sisters Yasujirō Ozu
1951 Tokyo File 212 Dorrell McGowan, Stuart E. McGowan
1952 Rikon Masahiro Makino
Carmen's Pure Love Keisuke Kinoshita
1953 Totsugu koyoi ni Tatsuo Saitō (also actor and writer)
1957 Elegy of the North Heinosuke Gosho
1962 My Geisha Jack Cardiff
1965 Lord Jim Richard Brooks


  1. ^ a b c "斎藤達雄 (Tatsuo Saitō)". Japanese Movie Database (in Japanese). Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  2. ^ a b "斎藤達雄 (Tatsuo Saitō)". Kinenote (in Japanese). Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  3. ^ "斎藤達雄 (Tatsuo Saitō)". TV Drama Database (in Japanese). Retrieved 21 February 2021.

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