Bay City Blues / It's a Love Story
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English Title: Bay City Blues / It's a Love Story
Japanese Title: ベイ・シティ・ブルース ／ イッツ・ア・ラブ・ストーリー
Romanized Title: Bei Shiti Buruusu / Ittsu A Rabu Sutorii
Performances: Chunichi Theater, 2/1 - 2/13
Based On: Hamlet
Author/Director: Koike Shuuichirou
Music Composed/Adapted By: Yoshida Yuuko, Kai Masato
Choreography: Shou Sumire, Maeda Kiyomi
It's a Love Story:
Author/Director: Yokozawa Hideo
Music Composed/Adapted By: Nakamoto Kiyozumi, Odakane Bonpei, Kuratomi Shinichi
Choreography: Hayama Kiyomi, Yamada Taku, Nakura Kayoko
Available on DVD: No
|Harvey Jr.||Anju Mira|
|King Harvey||Isono Chihiro|
Others: Misa Noeru, Ichihara Kei, Machikaze Kana, Mitsuki Ayu, Amachi Hikari, Kokonoe Haruka, Takaragi Meri, Yumeno Chikoto, Shou Tsukasa, Takumi Hibiki, Hama Shioka, Morina Miharu, Asaki Yui, Nagisa Aki, Hatsukaze Midori, Himiya Reiko, Kizuki Ayumu, Shihou Akeno, Aya Hiromi, Kaori Yutaka, Masono Arisu, Maio Tsubasa, Akiyoshi Akane, Shiki Kaoru, Sachimi Anna, Yuuya Naho, Tsukikage Hitomi, Chinami Yuu, Kochou Asuka, Asakura Aoi, Otoki Mika, Suzukake Miyuki, Masaoka Nao, Nanase Kai, Asami Hikaru, Asazono Miki
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Bay City Blues
The story takes place just after the end of World War II in San Angelo, the biggest city on the west coast. King Harvey the head of the Elcinoa Mafia family ruled the city. King had a magic touch with dice. He built up a huge fortune by gambling. When he was powerful enough he knocked out the gang that was his rival, the Brass family, and became King of San Angelo.
King Harvey was generous with bribes and the city police chief was in his pocket. Even though some of the Brass gang wanted revenge, King appeared invincible with his own might and with police protection.
One day Harvey's luck ran out. Someone, supposedly from the Brass family, shot and killed King Harvey. The killer escaped.
Harvey Junior, just back from the war, arrived home to find that his father had been gunned down the day before. The son had always hated Mafia life. Before the war he had been studying philosophy at graduate school. The war changed him and he had wanted to make peace with his father. He was too late.
Harvey Junior met all the people he knew before at the funeral, Eric his father's right hand man for twenty years, Holden a detective who used to be the son's best friend, cousin Clark, his old friend Leonard, Gloria his father's second wife, Clark's partner Perry, and Leonard's younger sister Olivia. Harvey has not seen Olivia since she was a child. She is a beautiful woman now and Harvey falls in love with her at first sight.
Gloria, King Harvey's widow, becomes the head of the Elcinoa mob. In fact, she is only a figurehead. The real chief is Clark. Eric and others who were King's top men are moved out of the central controlling group. Harvey Jr. is ordered to do the book keeping for a nightclub called Misty Swing. Actually, the real business is a casino hidden in the back. The police leave it alone because the Police Chief is one of the Casino's best customers.
When the young Harvey first steps into the Casino he sees the ghost of his father. The ghost tells the young man that he was murdered by Clark, Perry and Gloria. This is the first time father and son have ever had a heart to heart talk. The son decides to get revenge for his father's death. King Harvery gives his son his lucky golden dice that he used to make his fortune and build up the Elcinoa gang.
Every time Harvey rolls the golden dice he wins. Olivia soon realizes that every time Harvery has the golden dice in his hands he changes. He becomes someone else. He is not the dear old friend she has known since she was a little girl. Olivia runs out of the club. Some mobsters from the Brass gang bother her. Harvery comes to the rescue, Olivia and Harvey realize how much they love each other. They spend the night in each other's arms. Olivia' s brother, Leonard, finds out. He tells Harvey he had better ask Olivia's father for permission to marry his sister. Harvey refuses. Leonard is outraged. Olivia is thrown into despair by the shock that she was no more than a plaything for Harvey. They don't know that Harvey is trying to uncover the truth behind his father's death. If he married Olivia now it would put her in great danger.
A month later an extravagant birthday party is being held for Clark at the Elcinoa house. During the party Clark and Gloria's engagement is announced. Harvey is now certain that this pair were involved in his father's murder.
Harvey arranged a short comedy to entertain the guests. The play is about a man who killed the king and then took the king's wife. The play makes the three conspirators, Clark, Perry and Gloria, very nervous and they wonder if someone knows what they did. Gloria goes to her room. She feels sick and guilty. Harvey comes to see her. Gloria begins to confess. Perry bursts into the room. A fight breaks out between the two men. Somehow a gun fires. Perry falls to the floor, dead. Harvey flees.
Everyone is after the son of King Harvey. Clark and the whole Elcinoa family are out to kill him. Leonard wants revenge. Harvey disgraced his sister and murdered his father. The Brass family want to get rid of the son of their old rival. Holden, the detective, lets Harvey hide in prison. Olivia comes to Harvey. They clear up all their misunderstandings and pledge everlasting love. But Harvey's enemies are closing in.
Leonard arrives first and fires at Harvey. Olivia throws herself into the path of the bullet. She dies in her lover's arms. Leonard knows the truth now. Not only did he kill his beloved sister but he killed her for nothing. His father was in on the plan to kill King Harvey. He realizes Clark is the one he should have been after. He turns to shoot but Clark is faster. Leonard slumps to the floor. Harvey kills Clark. It is over.
The police write off the whole matter as Mafia infighting. Harvey has lost a father, close friends and his one true love. He leaves San Angelo.
It's A Love Story
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