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Arashi no naka o tsuppashire

Showdown in the Storm


Release Date
October, 29th, 1958
Running Time
90 min
Screening Format
Screen Size
Cinema Scope (1:2.35)

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It is when assisting his friend Nakagawa by riding for his team in a horsemanship contest that Senkichi Kira, a physical culture instructor meets beautiful Setsuko, but when they are pestered by hoodlums and Senkichi becomes involved with a gang boss he is arrested, and although released through Setsuko's intervention loses his job, as his principals feel that he has harmed the dignity of the school.
Through his friend Nakagawa he obtains another position at a girl's school in a quiet fishing village. But the fishermen are in serious financial difficulties through on area having been restricted to them by a Marine Research Institute which is supposed to be carrying out experiments.
There is something very doubtful about this whole research project and together with Setsuko, who turns out to be the daughter of one of the leading fishermen of the district and who has returned from Tokyo to work at the local newspaper office, and with Raisuke a newspaperman, Senkichi tries to get to the bottom of the affair which is slowly crippling the livelihood of the community.
After visiting Sukegawa, head of the local fishing association, Senkichi is beaten by a group of ruffians and on being nursed back to health by a geisha named Anko, he finds that boats belonging to Sukegawa are fishing in the restricted area at night, the catches conveyed to a motor-vessel and put on sale at a distant port.
It is during a storm that he and Raisuke present to the fishermen proof of Sukegawa's activities and they immediately rise to do battle. The criminals are finally brought to justice, and all ends well for Senkichi and Setsuko, and Raisuke and the geisha, Anko.

【Quoted from the database of Nikkatsu Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1959.2.1】

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