Murukami, a young homicide detective, has his pocket picked on a bus and loses his pistol. Frantic and ashamed, he dashes about trying to recover the weapon without success until taken under the wing of an older and wiser detective, Sato. Together they track the culprit. Written by
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Did You Know?
Much of the film was filmed from the slum streets of post war Japan. These were filmed under chief assistant director Ishirô Honda
, who had gone with camera operator Kazuo Yamada
into some dangerous, even yakuza run, territory. Many of the scenes of Toshirô Mifune
's character from the waist down are actually Honda standing in. See more
A stray dog becomes a mad dog.
"The Waves of the Danube"
Composed by Iosif Ivanovici
This is played by a harmonica player outside the bar where Murakami follows Ogin.
(The melody is also known as "The Anniversary Song", the title Al Jolson and Saul Chaplin gave to their adaptation of it.) See more