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(1930) Street hoodlum reforms for love of a good girl, but old pal gets him back in trouble. Already clichéd plot transformed by stylistic experiments, including extensive dolly shots. Approx. 96 min. 35mm.
“A departure from [Ozu's] clenched style, the bravura elegance of the silent Walk Cheerfully has bounce.”
– Elvis Mitchell, The New York Times
“"It remains a fascinatingly heterogeneous film. Walk Cheerfully is downright slight in its assimilation of Western conventions… the exotic and formulaic genre allows Ozu to experiment stylistically, moving toward that highly over narration that was to become his trademark.”
– David Bordwell, Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema