Search All

Search by Title

Release year:
Production year:

Advance Search

Search by Cast/Staff

Advance Search

Search by Company/Association

Advance Search

Categories

Genres

Genres: Specify

1963

Kuro no trademark

The Black Trademark

黒の商標

(c)KADOKAWA CORPORATION 1963

(c)KADOKAWA CORPORATION 1963

Release Date
September, 7th, 1963
Running Time
79 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Monochrome
Screening Format
-,HDCAM SR
Screen Size
Cinema Scope (1:2.35)

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

DAIEI

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

DAIEI

[ Story ]

Ide of the Kokusai Rayon Company visits a supermarket and finds cheap shirts being passed off as his company's products. But a closer look reveals that the last letter of "Kokusai" has been changed to "n" and reads "Kokusan." The buyers, however, are all under the impression that they are buying Kokusai shirts.
Ide begins an investigation to find out where the shirts are being made, but before he is able to uncover anything, he is killed on a train and his little black book, filled with secret data, is stolen. Sugino then starts a one-man search for both the killer and the factory turning out the cheap shirts.
He feels he is on a wild-goose chase until he remembers a friend who sends him to see Tago, once a prosperous merchant, who had gone bankrupt and whose daughter promises to help him.
From her, Sugino learns of a man who may be able to help but before they can get together, he is found dead. The police consider it suicide, but Sugino knows better.
Sugino begins to trail Kakiuchi, the seller of the cheap shirts although Tago warns him that his life is in danger. Shortly after this, Tago disappears. The next day, the papers report a fire and that Kakiuchi has died in the flames. Sugino is bitterly disappointed.
Sugino is forced to return to his office. It is Yukiko, Tago's daughter, working for Terasawa, formerly her father's employee and now the owner of a chain of supermarkets, who uncovers the fact that Terasawa and Kakiuchi are really half-brothers and that Kakiuchi had not died in the flames as reported but is very much alive.
Encouraged by Yukiko's discovery, Sugino redoubles his efforts to find Ide's true murderer, and he is in the nick of time to save Yukiko from Terasawa who proves to be the man behind the scenes masterminding the ruin and deaths of so many men to establish his supermarket empire.

【Quoted from the database of Kadokawa Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1964 7.1】

[ Contact (International) ]

KADOKAWA CORPORATION
International Sales

2-13-3 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8177
Rep: MATSUBARA Masaki (President)
Attn: FURUTSUKI Etsuko
tel: +81 50 1746 1220
E-mail: furutsuki-e@kadokawa.jp
http://www.kadokawa.co.jp

Relative Titles

SIBERIAN EXPRESS 3

SIBERIAN EXPRESS 3 (2002)

Director
Mike MIZUNO
Cast
MITA Yoshiko, UTSUI Ken, MIZUNO Haruo

Release Date
Jan, 2nd, 2003
Holiday in Japan

Holiday in Japan (1958)

Director
OMI Toshiro, MAGATANI Morihei
Cast
TAKASHIMA Tadao, UTSUI Ken, ARASHI Kanjuro

This picture with an all-star cast and in Shintoho Scope and Eastman Color was produced to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Shintoho. The New Eastern Times Company of Tokyo on the 10th Anniversary of its establishment, celebrates the occasion with ...

Release Date
Jun, 15th, 1958
Elegant Beast

Elegant Beast (1962)

Director
KAWASHIMA Yuzo
Cast
WAKAO Ayako, ITO Yunosuke, YAMAOKA Hisano

The Maedas live in an apartment house in suburban Tokyo. One autumn afternoon, Katori, president of Highlight Artists Agency, Tokie, an accountant of the Company and Pinosaku, a jazz singer, burst into their apartment charging that Minoru, the son, h...

Release Date
Dec, 26th, 1962
Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's New Dinosaur

Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's New Dinosaur (2020)

Director
IMAI Kazuaki
Cast
MIZUTA Wasabi, OHARA Megumi, KAKAZU Yumi

Fortieth feature film for the "Doraemon" TV anime based on Fujiko F Fujio's manga. Reunites screenplay writer Kawamura Genki and director Imai Kazuaki from Doraemon The Movie: Nobita's Treasure Island, which earned the highest box office receipts in ...

Release Date
Mar, 6th, 2020