The Neighbor's Wife and Mine (1931) - Minor Japanese domestic comedy from Shochiku and director Heinosuke Gosho. Atsushi Watanabe stars as a playwright who moves with his family to a small rental house out in the country so that he can use the relative quiet to help finish his new play. He still ends up dealing with all manner of annoyances, including from his wife (Kinuyo Tanaka), his young daughter (Mitsuko Ichimura), and Madame (Satoko Date), the wife of their next door neighbor. Madame is a singer in her husband's jazz band, and their musical practicing makes work impossible.
This just-under 1 hour comedy is the earliest Japanese film that I've seen with sound, as they were slower to adopt the new technology, and in fact a number of noted directors continued in the silent format for another few years. The jokes are of the light-chuckle variety, and the performances, featuring several Shochiku studio regulars, are all fine. At one point, Watanabe is heard singing the chorus of "The Broadway Melody". There just isn't enough here to make this stand out at all. 6/10