A Quiet Duel
A Quiet Duel ★★ Akira Kurosawa's The Quiet Duel; Shizuka Naru Ketto 1949
Kyoji (Mifune), a young, idealistic doctor working as an army surgeon, contracts syphillis from the blood of a patient during an operation. Because the disease was virtually incurable at the time, the tormented Kyoji abandons his fiance and decides to dedicate himself to his work. Based on a play by Kazuo Kikuta. Japanese with subtitles. 95m/B VHS, DVD . JP Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Kenjiro Uemura; D: Akira Kurosawa; W: Senkichi Taniguchi, Akira Kurosawa; M: Akira Ifukube.