About the film
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The Quiet Duel
Release Date: March 19, 1949
|Production Companies||:||Daiei Film|
|Producers||:||Sōjirō Motoki, Hisao Ichikawa|
|Writers||:||Akira Kurosawa, Kazuo Kikuta|
Toshirō Mifune plays a young idealistic doctor who works at his father's (Takashi Shimura) clinic in a small and seedy district. During the war, he contracts syphilis from the blood of a patient when he cuts himself during an operation. Treating himself in secret and tormented by his conscience, he rejects his heartbroken fiancée without explanation.