- Release Date
- November, 18th, 1958
- Running Time
- 101 min
- Screening Format
- Screen Size
- Cinema Scope (1:2.35)
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[ Story ]
During the last days of the war, a certain Lieutenant Hashimoto buried morphia, valued at 60 million yen.
On August 15th 1957, five persons met to discuss the recovery of the drug, but there was one more than the three with whom the lieutenant agreed to share the booty. Shima, a voluptuous looking woman claims to have been the wife of the lieutenant, Nakada is a pharmaceutist, Onuma owns a Chinese restaurant, Yamamoto is just a hoodlum, and Sawai is a schoolteacher.
However, a butcher's shop now stands over the place where the morphia was buried and so plans are made to rent a house nearby and to tunnel through from there to recover the loot. But Sawai conspires with Onuma to get started on the work before the others and when Nakada and Shima learn of this treachery they are enraged but decide to carry on with the others for fear that Yamamoto who has been arrested for burglary may give the whole plan away to the police.
The tunnelling progresses, while at the same time the seductive Shima spreads discord among her confederates.
Then, like a bomb-shell comes the news that the area is to be cleared to make a tourist resort. Neighbors start to leave and the tunnelling goes on frantically. On the day the morphia is located the drum containing it falls upon Sawai and crushes him to death. Then Satoru, son of the landlord of the house they rented and who had to be taken into the plot is persuaded by Shima to kill the others and elope with her.
But fate steps in, and the futility of the whole business is shown in the death of Shima .... the wages of sin and greed. A fast moving film, "The Endless Desire," is bound to captivate audiences everywhere.
【Quoted from the database of Nikkatsu Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1959.2.1】
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