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|Born||22 June 1896|
|Died||1 February 1968(aged 71)|
Akira Nobuchi 22 June 1896  - 1 February 1968) was a Japanese stage director and film director.
He launched the Elan Vital Shōgekijo little theatre in 1918 while he was at Kyoto Imperial University. He stage-managed plays by Anton Chekhov, Arthur Schnitzler, Lord Dunsany, Lady Gregory, John Millington Synge and Sean O'Casey as well as those by Japanese playwrights including Saneatsu Mushanokōji, Ujaku Akita, Masao Kume and Jun'ichirō Tanizaki .
Having left the Elan Vital Shōgekijo in 1933, he entered Shinkō Kinema the following year. He made a debut with talkie Nagasaki Ryūgakusei (1935), after which he made more than 30 films until 1955.
- Nagasaki Ryūgakusei (1935)
- Yoshida Goten (1937)
- Shizuka Gozen (1938)
- Fūfu Nise (1940)
- Taki no Shiraito (1952)
- Kaidan Botan-dōrō (1955)
- Short stories of to-day (1929)
- One-act plays of to-day (1929)
- Enshutsu Nyūmon (1955)
- Nihon Eiga Terebi Kantoku Zenshū, Kinema Junposha Co.,Ltd. (1988) p. 544.
- Kyoto Shimbun (evening) 2 February 1968, p. 11.
- Ōoka, Kinji. Kansai Shingeki-shi, Tōhō Shuppan (1991) p. 603.
- Matsumoto, Kappei. Nihon Shingekishi: Shingeki Binbo Monogatari, Chikuma Shobō (1966) p. 641.
- "Tokushū Shinkō Kinema Kantoku Meikan" Shinkō Kinema March issue Vol. 4, Eikosha (1935) p. 72.
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