The 30th instalment in the Tora-san series. This is one of the most commercially successful films of the Tora-san series because of the two major stars involved in this production. Sawada Kenji was one of the most popular singers/actors in Japan at the time, and Tanaka Yuko will become famous through the TV series "Oshin". Yamada Yoji freely adapts Cyrano de Bergerac for this Tora-san movie. At the Yuhira Hot Springs in Oita, Tora-san helps a shy but handsome zookeeper (pop star/actor Sawada Kenji) after both fall in love with a pretty department store worker (Tanaka Yuko). In real life, Sawada and Tanaka began dating during production and eventually married in 1989.