The Big Wave

The Big Wave (1961)

Yukio, a farm boy, and Toru, a fisherboy, live in a small Japanese village that is periodically threatened by a volcano on one side and tidal waves on the other. Yukio's younger sister Setsu follows then and dreams of becoming a pearl diver. Toru is preparing to go fishing with his father when a bell tolls and a danger flag is hung high on the hill behind the village to warn of an impending tidal wave by the village patriarch, known as Old Gentleman.

  • Pearl S. Buck
  • Tad Danielewski
  • Tad Danielewski
  • Views: 5
  • Release Date: 1961-04-02
  • Language: English
  • Country: JP, US
  • Runtime: 73

Heihachirô Ôkawa

Yukio's Father

Chieko Murata

Yukio's mother

Sessue Hayakawa

The Old Man

Reiko Higa


Noriko Sengoku

Toru's mother

Kôji Shitara

Toru as a boy

Hiroyuki Ôta

Yukio as a Boy

Judy Ongg

Setsu as a girl
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