- Release Date
- October, 28th, 1959
- Running Time
- 115 min
- Screening Format
- Screen Size
- Cinema Scope (1:2.35)
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[ Story ]
In 1905, a few days before the fall of Mukden the citizens of Tokyo are surprised at the murder of a member of parliament, Kentaro Akashi, at the home of his young mistress.
Naojiro, a spirited young man who used to be a house boy at the Akashi's vows to do his utmost to find the murderer.
Monta, the son of Akashi, left his father's house a few years before and is now a strolling fiddler; he is also connected with socialist movement and has fallen in love with Okei who becomes a geisha.
Daughter Fusayo is about to finish school and falls in love with Michio Kawashima, a working student.
Naojiro learns that a strange masseur was seen entering Mistress's house on the night of the tragedy and a few days later he sees this man at his boss's gambling house. The next moment the man is gone.
Then Morizo, a gambler who belongs to another group, is found dead and as Naojiro had quarrelled with this him the dead man's boss suspects him to be the murderer. Naojiro's boss tells him to make a short trip to Hamamatsu and on arriving there he sees the bogus masseur sneaking into a house. This time the man is desperate and instead of running away he sallies forth to engage Naojiro in a duel.
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1960 3.1】
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