Double Feature: Nest Egg (1956) , Gambler’s Luck (1966)

Double Feature: Nest Egg (1956) , Gambler's Luck (1966)

Saturday, April 13, 2024 - 7:00pm
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The Alice Cinema (Room L01), Humanities Quadrangle See map
320 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511

This screening event is part of the “Comic Legacies on the Japanese Silver Screen” film series taking place from February through April. See here for a list of screenings.

All films are screened in Japanese with English subtitles.

Second film begins at 8:35pm.

Nest Egg (へそくり社長, 1956)
directed by Yasuki Chiba
1h 23m, 35mm

Gambler’s Luck (運が良けりゃ, 1966)
directed by Yoji Yamada
1h 30m, 35mm

Based on one famous Rakugo comic stories, Gambler’s Luck is a light comedy set in the slums of old Edo. (

This series is co-sponsored by The National Film Archive of Japan, Yale Film Archive, and Council on East Asian Studies, with support from the Japan Foundation. 

Prints for this screening were provided by The Japan Foundation.