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Red Pier (1958)

Akai hatoba (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 23 September 1958 (Japan)
50s subculture icon Yujiro Ishihara (Crazed Fruit) stars in Masuda's Red Pier as "Jiro the Lefty", a killer with a natural talent. Shortly after arriving in Kobe, he witnesses a man die in ... See full summary »

Director:

Toshio Masuda
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yûjirô Ishihara ... Jirô Tominaga
Mie Kitahara ... Keiko Sugita
Yukiko Todoroki ... Mama
Shirô Ôsaka Shirô Ôsaka ... Detective Noro
Masumi Okada Masumi Okada ... Taabô
Sanae Nakahara ... Mami
Hideaki Nitani Hideaki Nitani ... Katsumata
Shin'ichi Yanagisawa Shin'ichi Yanagisawa ... Shiraishi Paku-san
Hiroshi Nihon'yanagi ... Matsuyama
Mayumi Shimizu Mayumi Shimizu ... Mitsuko (as Mariko Shimizu)
Zenji Yamada Zenji Yamada ... Tanabe
Hiroshi Hijikata Hiroshi Hijikata ... Tsuchida
Taizô Fukami Taizô Fukami ... Tottsuan
Shirô Amakusa Shirô Amakusa ... Police chief Hasegawa
Ryûsei Itô Ryûsei Itô ... Owner of the Chinese restaurant Fukushû
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50s subculture icon Yujiro Ishihara (Crazed Fruit) stars in Masuda's Red Pier as "Jiro the Lefty", a killer with a natural talent. Shortly after arriving in Kobe, he witnesses a man die in a crane accident which turns out to be a cover-up for a murder. Jiro soon finds himself on the run, tailed by a determined cop... Written by Anonymous

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crane | kobe japan | yakuza | See All (3) »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Notice "Blue Harbour Cabalet" at about the 29 minute mark. See more »

Goofs

Jiro gets shot in the right arm on the night of the festival leaving his jacket sleeve soaked in blood, yet in the next scene we see him playing pool with his shirt sleeves up and there's no sign of a wound on his arm. See more »

Connections

References Uncle Hyacynth (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Aoi Me no Ningyô (aka: Blue Eyes Doll)
Composed by Nagayo Motoori
Sung by Mie Kitahara, Played on a Harmonica by Yûjirô Ishihara
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Decent Gangster Film
2 June 2016 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

50s subculture icon Yujiro Ishihara ("Crazed Fruit") stars in Masuda's "Red Pier" as "Jiro the Lefty", a killer with a natural talent. Shortly after arriving in Kobe, he witnesses a man die in a crane accident which turns out to be a cover-up for a murder. Jiro soon finds himself on the run, tailed by a determined cop...

Allegedly, this film (also known as "Red Quay") is based on the 1937 French film "Pépé le Moko". Although I have seen "Pepe", I unfortunately don't recall it well enough to make any observations on the parallels.

Just a general comment: I am surprised how few gangster films take place on piers or waterfronts. Obviously, "On the Waterfront" is the most notable (even if not thought of as a gang film). Controlling the ports is a big money maker for the mob and gangs... I'm glad the writer of this film made that a focus.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

23 September 1958 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Red Pier See more »

Company Credits

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Nikkatsu See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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