In a charity hospital, a hard-bitten but honorable older doctor, Dr. Niide, takes a young intern under his guidance through the course of a number of difficult cases. Written by
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Did You Know?
Toshiro Mifune usually appeared in several films a year for Toho, doing many cameos and guest roles. However, he chose not to do any that year as he filmed Red Beard, allowing himself to be fully immersed in what would be his last film for Kurosawa. See more
Niide's uniform is drenched when he arrives at Sahachi's house, but is completely dry when he goes to leave a short time later. See more
Dr. Handayu Mori
[In the background, the women cooks can be heard calling Chobo's name into a well. Tsugawa is confused by this
The cooks are calling Chobo back. There's a belief that if you call into a well, you can call a dying person back. Wells lead to the bottom of the earth.