Drunken Angel

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Japan | 1948 | 102 Minutes | Akira Kurosawa

Yoidore Tenshi

February 16, 2014

An alcoholic doctor and a tubercular gangster forge an unexpected friendship after the doctor saves the callow crook's life, but the return of a criminal comrade sparks a tragic turn.

Toshiro Mifune explodes off the screen in his first film for Kurosawa. Costarring Takashi Shimura.

  • Director: Akira Kurosawa
  • Principal Cast: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Reisaburô Yamamoto
  • Country: Japan
  • Year: 1948
  • Running Time: 102 Minutes
  • Producer: Sôjirô Motoki
  • Screenplay: Keinosuke Uekusa, Akira Kurosawa
  • Cinematographers: Takeo Itô
  • Editors: Akikazu Kôno
  • Music: Fumio Hayasaka
  • Filmography: Rashomon (1950), Ran (1985), Seven Samurai (1954), Yojimbo (1961)
  • Language: Japanese
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: 35 mm
  • US Distributor: Brandon Films