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Program Title: The Quiet Duel
EASC Code: JQ-01
Series Title:
Region/Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Subject: Movie & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: DVD
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Producer: Hisao Ichiikawa and Sojiro Motoki
Release Date: 1949
Running Time: 95 min.
Color or BW: BW
Program Abstract: During a life-saving operation army surgeon Fujisaki (legendary actor Toshiro Mifune) contaminates himself with syphilis, a disease virtually incurable in the 1940's Japan. After the war he returns to work at the hospital maintained by his obstertrician father (Takashi Shimura) but agonizes over the disease that threatens to destroy his impending marriage, while simultaneously trying to save other patients' lives -- including the man from whom he contracted the disease.
Data Entry Date: 11/20/2006