The great Masahiro Shinoda's 1960 feature debut One Way Ticket to Love (which he also wrote) is a stylish little number, infused with jazz and pop music that effectively transports the viewer back to mid-century urban Japan. One of the characters is a struggling jazz saxophonist, another is a hugely successful singer who his managers like to refer to as the Japanese Elvis. The young woman they both become involved with takes a gig as a nude dancer to make ends meet after finding out her lover is married, and the film (while not graphic) is very frank in how it treats sex. Though One Way Ticket never quite ascends to the heights of Shinoda's later-'60s work like Double Suicide or Pale Flower, the vision that would make him such an important figure in the Japanese New Wave is already firmly present here. And the soundtrack really is a ton of fun.