In this moving, early effort from director/co-writer Akira Kurosawa, Toshiro Mifune stars as a sickly criminal who is treated by dedicated doctor Takashi Shimura. Struggling to improve the lives of those around him in the lower-class section of a post-World War II Japanese city, the alcoholic Shimura forges an unlikely bond with the tubercular gangster. Reisaburo Yamamoto, Michiyo Kogure co-star. 98 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Japanese Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; featurettes; more. In Japanese with English subtitles.