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High and Low (1963) - Plot Summary Poster

(1963)

Plot Summary

  • An executive mortgages all he owns to stage a coup and gain control of the National Shoe Company, with the intent of keeping the company out of the hands of incompetent and greedy executives. He needs the same money, though, to pay the ransom that will possibly save a child's life. His resolution of that dilemma -- the certain loss of the company vs. the probable loss of the child -- makes for one distinct drama, and an ensuing elaborate police procedure makes for a second.

    - Written by levin <levin@world.std.com>
  • At a crucial point in his business life, executive Gondo learns that his son has been kidnapped and that the ransom demanded is near the amount Gondo has raised for a critical business deal. Gondo is prepared to pay the ransom - that is, until he learns that the kidnappers have mistakenly abducted not Gondo's son, but the child of Gondo's chauffeur. Now Gondo must decide whether the other man's child is equally worth saving.

    - Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Synopsis

Caught in a corporate war with other executives in his company, National Shoe, Kingo Gondo (Toshiro Mifune) mortgages all he has and decides to purchase a majority of the stock to gain control and maintain quality of the product...

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