The Quiet Duel (Shizuka naru ketto)

A doctor operating on a syphilitic patient accidentally cuts himself and contracts the disease. After various plot convolutions the doctor, played by Mifune, was supposed to have gone mad. Kurosawa was prevented from using this ending by the opinions of various Japanese doctors as well as the Medical Section of the American Occupation Forces, which reasoned that this ending would frighten people into not seeking medical aid.

The Quiet Duel (Shizuka naru ketto) is repeated on Wednesday, April 18.

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