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
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Did You Know?
The character Hiruta was, as Kurosawa later recollected, based on a man he met in a bar in the early 1940's who had very similar characteristics and personal issues. 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