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

1959

Otoko ga inochi o kakerutoki

When a Man Risks His Life

男が命を賭ける時

Release Date
December, 27th, 1959
Running Time
86 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
-
Screen Size
Cinema Scope (1:2.35)

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

NIKKATSU

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

NIKKATSU

[ Story ]

Komuro, a ship's doctor, says goodbye to the sea as he has now enough money to start a small hospital of his own. On his way to Tokyo, in Izu a local doctor's body is found riddled with shots and, as Komuro is carrying his shotgun, the dead man's daughter Keiko, and son Masao, are convinced he killed their father.
After becoming involved in another murder case when the husband of Yuko, through love of whom Komuro had gone to sea is killed, he returns to Tokyo with Masao, now convinced that he had nothing to do with the death of his father. In Tokyo he is surprised to meet Teno, whom he supposed dead, but who reveals that he killed a man in self-defence and is now being sought by an enemy.
Teno, followed by Komuro, goes to Niigata where before he is killed is able to tell the doctor that the construction site he'd been working on in Izu is in danger.
When Komuro arrives a party is celebrating the completion of a big tunnel, but suddenly there is a loud explosion as it blows up, and he is just in time to prevent another explosion near those assembled for the ceremony.
But, as he shoots out the fuse wire, Shunji, Teno's killer, fires and Komuro manages to fall down into the river, but scrambles back to finally subdue Shunji who falls into the mud and lies still ...
Now Komuro's money is gone, the hospital he'd wanted so much is now but a dream ... and back to sea he goes, to his old ship and his shipmates.

【Quoted from the database of Nikkatsu Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1960.3.2】

[ Contact (International) ]

Nikkatsu Corporation
International Sales

3-28-12 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033
Attn: KAWAI Emico, FURUKAWA Mami, KATO Taku, SUNG Tzwei
tel: +81 3 5689 1014
fax: +81 3 5689 1044
E-mail: international@nikkatsu.co.jp
https://intl.nikkatsu.com

Relative Titles

I Hate but Love

I Hate but Love (1962)

Director
KURAHARA Koreyoshi
Cast
ISHIHARA Yujiro, ASAOKA Ruriko, NAGATO Hiroyuki

Kita Daisuke, a talented movie and TV idol, lives in a glass bowl without a single moment to call his own. Sakakida Noriko is officially his manager and rules his business life with an iron hand, but in private, she is his sweetheart. One day, Dais...

Release Date
Jul, 8th, 1962
Tokyo Drifter

Tokyo Drifter (1966)

Director
SUZUKI Seijun
Cast
WATARI Tetsuya, MATSUBARA Chieko, KAWACHI Tamio

Written by Kohan Kawauchi, "Tokyo Drifter" illustrates an immaculate array of Suzuki aesthetics, switching at a fast pace between dry humor and intense action scenes. Starring Tetsuya Watari, it is highly acclaimed by Hollywood directors Quentin Tara...

Release Date
Apr, 10th, 1966
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
THE MEMORY ERASER

THE MEMORY ERASER (2020)

Director
HIRAKAWA Yuichiro
Cast
YAMADA Ryosuke, YOSHINE Kyoko, RENBUTSU Misako

Romance dealing with memory based on the same-named novel by Origami Kyoya. Directed by Hirakawa Yuichiro of Until the Break of Dawn and Erased. University student Ryoichi (Yamada Ryosuke) proposes to his girlfriend Kyoko (Renbutsu Misako), but the...

Release Date
Jan, 17th, 2020