This mordant comedy has gained a reputation as top-flight Ozu. A professor of medicine and his bossy society wife play host to their niece, the brash daughter of an Osaka merchant who thinks she can teach Tokyo a thing or two about modern fun. The hen-pecked husband is scheduled for a golfing weekend but decides instead to seek refuge in a student’s house and hide out from the women. A biting Lubitsch-style satire, What Did the Lady Forget? mocks the many foibles of the Japanese bourgeoisie, including its obsession with cleanliness, its eclectic bric-a-brac, its acquisitive conception of tradition, and its social bluntness.