This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
CHAPLIN, KEATON, AND LLOYD IN TOKYO: Japanese Gag Master with a Heart.
Nothing in the world is so satisfying as a well-crafted gag film like this one--and clearly, Ozu was imitating his silent comic sensei in Lloyd and Keaton--both of whom had mostly ended their film careers--and touches of Chaplin in the sentimentality and the stiff Chaplinesque Mickey Mouse walk of the protagonist.
The first episode is a Keaton/Lloyd short, loaded with beautiful gags that are so visually simple yet…