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1960

I ro ha ni ho he to

Of Men and Money

いろはにほへと

Release Date
May, 20th, 1960
Running Time
109 min
Genre
Feature
Color
-
Screening Format
-

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

SHOCHIKU

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

SHOCHIKU

[ Story ]

Matsumoto, a veteran detective, is vastly interested in the newly established Investment Society which is promising its investors a three percent monthly interest. His alert mind and years of experience on the force tell him that such high rate of interest cannot possibly be maintained. The Society, however, has expanded to where it boasts two hundred thousand members with an investment total of seven billion yen.
Amano, former insurance salesman, is chairman of the Society who with his associates built up this giant organizat1on in order to accumulate the people's savings and play the market ... the gains from which were to be distributed to the investors at a rate higher than bank interest. This was made possible by a loophole in the law.
The Society soon has branches in all major cities and Amano, who realizes the danger of a thorough investigation tries every method within his power to buy off Matsumoto; but living up to his nickname "mole" the police officer cannot be corrupted.
Everything progresses smoothly for Amano and his henchmen until! the New York Stock Exchange suddenly crashes and the assets of the Society decrease by three billion yen at a single stroke of fate.
As a last resort, Amano makes enormous "donations" to the leading political parties to have an Investment Bank Bill passed by the legislature. The politicians, however, are old hands at the game and accept the "donations" without making any efforts to pass the bill.
Shut off from political and economic assistance, the Society finally closes its doors and Matsumoto takes Amano away for questioning.

【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1960 3.3】

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