A notorious murderer Oba escapes from jail. Hayasaki, the Oba's right hand, tries to get the money by manipulating the horse racing to send Oba to Hong Kong. But Oba has a plan to revenge ... See full summary »
Nikkatsu finally responds to Suzuki's growing discontentment by giving him a bigger budget and a better script. This episodic collection of "real coast guard action stories" was the perfect... See full summary »
Jiro is a sailor. His best mate is a jockey. When the latter falls in love with Masako, a gangster's girl there is big trouble for everyone. As always my Japanese is insufficient to do justice to the movie, but I enjoyed the lighter opening scenes at the harbor and the racetrack.I was beginning to think I had found that rare thing, an old Japanese movie without lots of gangster related violence but alas that was not to be.(Maybe I just watch the wrong movies?) Anyhow, most of the movie looks great; production standards are high and although no Seabiscuit, this looks as slick and as glossy as Hollywood B movies of the same era. The music is good too
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