- Release Date
- January, 14th, 1961
- Running Time
- 77 min
- Screening Format
- Screen Size
- Cinema Scope (1:2.35)
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[ Story ]
Shinichi Masaki returns after years of medical study in Germany, to the rundown temple of Kofukuji, in the suburbs of Tokyo, where his father, the priest Toko, lives. It is Shinichi's wish to renovate the temple and to open up a medical clinic, but Toko suggests that he goes to help at the Tamura Hospital in the city.
When Shinichi goes to the hospital the next morning he finds old Dr. Tamura's poor health and his son, Shoji, now seeks oblivion in the arms of Kaoru, a singer at the night club, Cooper. The shrewd eyes of the Tokuyama Real Estate are on the site of the hospital, which is ideal for a hotel.
Shoji has got into debt, and finally agrees to steal some drugs. Shinichi hears about this from Mikiko, the little nurse who has been attracted by his courage. As he hurries towards Shoji's favorite bar, he hears the police siren. Shinichi let Shoji escape by picking an elaborate fight to keep the police occupied.
Tokuyama summons his secretary, Kure, berates him for using illegal means to buy up the hospital, and fires him.
Kure and Co. finally decide to risk all by taking Shoji hostage in the cellar of the Cooper, and demand the lease in exchange for his freedom. Dr. Tamura's health needs immediate surgery. Shinichi offers his services, but the old doctor wants his son to operate on him. Shinichi leaves the patient in the able hands of Mikiko, and goes to the Cooper. In the vicious fight that follows, Sakazaki comes to his rescue.
Leaving the police to clear things up, Shinichi and Shoji rush back to the hospital. There is terror in Shoji's eyes as he looks at his father and at the scalpel in his hands. Suddenly, a stinging slap and Shinichi's voice rings in his ears: "Hurry up!" he cries, "Your father's waiting."
【Quoted from the database of Nikkatsu Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1961.4.2】
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