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?
Kurosawa's desire for authenticity for this film led to having the hospital set thoroughly stocked with expensive medical supplies of the time period the film's set in. The drawers that were never referred to or opened on camera, were nevertheless filled with pills. 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. Noboru Yasumoto
Are these things the rule here?
Red Beard's rules. He's the dictator here. A good doctor, dedicated to his work. Many daiyamo and rich people trust him. But he's stubborn, inconsiderate, radical... and proud.