About the film
Our Chief, Our Doctor
Release Date: February 15, 1952
|Production Companies||:||Shochiku Co., Ltd.|
|Writers||:||Tsuneo Tomita, Yūzō Kawashima|
It chronicles the experiences of a neighbourhood doctor, whose taste for tonkatsu (a popular Japanese dish, similar to a pork schnitzel) earns him the nickname ‘the pork cutlet prince’ (‘Tonkatsu Taisho’, the film’s Japanese title) from the affectionate residents of the tenement in which he lives. When a local hospital, run by a female doctor, plans to expand, the future of the tenement is called into question.