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Nora inu (1949)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  31 August 1963 (USA)
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During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol.

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Keiko Awaji ...
Eiko Miyoshi ...
Harumi's mother
Noriko Sengoku ...
Girl
Noriko Honma ...
Wooden Tub Shop woman
Reikichi Kawamura
Eijirô Tôno
Yasushi Nagata ...
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Kappei Matsumoto
Isao Kimura ...
Yusa
Minoru Chiaki ...
Girlie Show director
Teruko Kishi
Ichirô Sugai ...
Yayoi Hotel owner
Gen Shimizu ...
Police Inspector Nakajima
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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 Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Debut of actor/stuntman Haruo Nakajima. See more »

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Det. Sato: A stray dog becomes a mad dog.
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An overlooked masterpiece from the master
16 February 2000 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Akira Kurosawa's STRAY DOG (English title) is a riveting, poetic vision of a young Tokyo officer (Toshiro Mifune) who's handgun is stolen from him on a bus. Driven to obsession, he follows the trail of the pickpocket through the seedy underworld of post-war China, in an attempt to regain his honor. A rare film of great social and philosophical significance. The deceptively simple story grows more complex as the man who gains possession of Mifune's handgun begins killing people and Mifune starts to blame himself. Every single second of this film rings true. An incredible atmospheric combination, of noirish melodrama and dark comedy. Every bit as good as Kurosawa's celebrated samurai pictures.


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