Ichiro Aoye, a young painter, encounters a famous singer, Miyako Saijo, while on holiday in the mountains. He gives her a ride and coincidentally stays at the same inn. A tabloid magazine specializing in scandals blows this encounter up into a huge falsehood designed to humiliate Miyako, who has been uncooperative with the press. Ichiro sues, but his lawyer, needing money for his sick daughter's treatment, accepts a bribe to throw the case. Written by
Jim Beaver <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
The story for the film was inspired by real events from Japanese tabloids writing things about celebrities; specifically a famous actress. Akira Kurosawa
wrote about the nameless actress in his autobiography, saying "I reacted as if the thing had been said about me" describing the tabloid as using a "weapon of publicity" against someone. See more
Connais-tu le pays
from the opera "Mignon"
Music by Ambroise Thomas
Lyrics by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Jules Barbier
and Michel Carré
Sung through the film by Shirley Yamaguchi See more