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An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

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Directed by

Akira Kurosawa

Written by

Akira Kurosawa (Screenplay)
Hideo Oguni (Screenplay)
Ryûzô Kikushima (Screenplay)
Eijirô Hisaita (Screenplay)
Evan Hunter (Novel)

Runtime

142 minutes

Country

Japan

Language

Japanese

Tagline

From Akira Kurosawa, director of "Yojimbo" and "Sanjuro" comes a tense, taut film of a modern "perfect crime" with more excitement than even Hitchcock could create.

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Keywords

blackmail kidnapping police shoe film noir manager ransom chauffeur baby-snatching japanese noir emaciation

Lists

#340 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#383 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?