An opera singer is drawn to fame and fortune. His wife, who suffers the consequences, does everything she can to put her husband back on the straight and narrow.
Hometown is a pivotal work—and largely unknown—by master filmmaker Mizoguchi (Tales of the Pale and Silvery Moon After the Rain, Street of Shame, etc.). Here he comes into his own as a filmmaker as he broaches his favourite subjects. Mizoguchi’s first talkie is often compared to the American landmark The Jazz Singer for its subject matter and technical finesse.