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Tekkaba no kaze

The Cards Will Tell


Release Date
January, 15th, 1960
Running Time
89 min
Screening Format
Screen Size
Cinema Scope (1:2.35)

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Hatanaka Eiji returns to Tokyo from serving a prison sentence for the killing of a gang boss which he did not commit, but had been framed by Takagi the real murderer.
At the Montparnasse cabaret he finds Nami, his former sweetheart who is now Takagi's mistress. Kiuchi, who owns a restaurant welcomes him back and vows eternal friendship. His daughter Akiko is in love with Eiji.
Ken, a young hoodlum, trails Eiji and when challenged, bitterly charges him with the murder of his boss.
When Eiji exposes crookedness in a dice game Takagi is discredited and lures him to a hideout where he tells how he killed the boss for which Eiji has been punished, but is restrained from shooting him by a henchman named Nitta. The young hoodlum, Ken now knows the truth and throw him a knife with which he cuts his bonds and escapes.
In the meantime Ken and Nitta attempt to rob the counting house at a baseball stadium. Ken is wounded by one of the accountants but the two escape.
Takagi and Nitta prepare to escape and wait for Nami near the airfield. She approaches, followed by Eiji. A desperate struggle ensues and finally Takagi is overpowered.
Nami runs to embrace Eiji, then turns away, her last words expressing the wish that he will make Akiko happy.

【Quoted from the database of Nikkatsu Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1960.3.3】

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