- Release Date
- July, 15th, 1961
- Running Time
- 90 min
- Screening Format
- Screen Size
- Cinema Scope (1:2.35)
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[ Story ]
Kitagawa is appointed as Second Officer of the " Monroe ", which plies between Japan and Brazil. That night he is involved in a fight with hoodlums in a bar. Kitagawa is taken back to his hotel by Omori, manager of a cabaret, and a colleague of marine school days, who steals his seaman's passport. Influenced by Saeko, his girlfriend, to turn over a new leaf, Omori has decided to start a new life in Brazil and plans to board the Monroe as Kitagawa.
His intention, however, is relayed to boss Iioka by Chin, a hired informer.
Iioka immediately informs Miyamoto of the Taisei Steamship Co. whose boss Otaguro is trying to monopolize the loading of all cargo being shipped from this port.
The waterfront boss summons Iioka and two gunmen, Nakano and Matsumoto to his office.
The next morning, Omori arrives on board the freighter, Kitagawa appears but when Omori explains that he wants to lead a new life in Brazil, sympathizes with him and let him escape when Iioka and his men board the ship.
Enraged, Kitagawa challenges Iioka to a show-down, but is told the matter can be settled if Omori returns six-million yen he appropriated. Kitagawa returns to his hotel to find Saeko, breathless and bleeding from brutal torture inflicted by Iioka's henchmen.
Later when Kitagawa boards the Monroe he hears a director of Hiroshima Co. ordering the captain to fire him on the grounds that " Kitagawa is the cause of all the trouble." The next morning he tells the crew he is sick of the " dirty old tub''
Meanwhile, Saeko is on her way to a secret rendezvous with Omori, but he has already been kidnapped by Iioka's men. Kitagawa rushes to Omori, but is trapped in a cellar. Dodging bullets, he throws a light into a gasoline can which bursts into a sea of flame. Then the crew of the Monroe, who have learned of Kitagawa's real intentions, come to the rescue and have a grand time beating up the gangsters.
The next morning Kitagawa and Omori stand on the bridge of the Monroe as they sail for Brazil.
【Quoted from the database of Nikkatsu Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1961.4.4】
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