Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance
A drunken doctor with a hot temper and a violence-prone gangster with tuberculosis form a quicksilver bond.
Shizuko Kasagi is seen performing a jazz number, "Jungle Boogie," in the nightclub sequence. She was a popular jazz singer in Japan, but her career suffered during World War II because it was tainted by associations with the musical idioms of the enemy, the U.S. After the war, as American G.I.'s occupied Japan and American popular music was widely heard, her career took off again, including a widely publicized concert tour of America.
The mosquitoes are killin' me.
When Matsunaga throws the Doctor out of the "Bolero", we see him fall on his back. His shirtsleeves are rolled up, so his forearms are bare: his left arm does not make contact with the ground. The next scene is of him cleaning a wound in his left forearm, below the elbow.
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