Toshio Masuda

Rusty Knife

Rusty Knife

Rusty Knife was the first smash for director Toshio Masuda, who would go on to become one of Japanese cinema’s major hit makers. In the film, Yujiro Ishihara and fellow top Nikkatsu star Akira Kobayashi play former hoodlums trying to leave behind a life of crime, but their past comes back to haunt them when the authorities seek them out as murder witnesses.

Film Info

  • Toshio Masuda
  • Japan
  • 1958
  • 90 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 2.35:1
  • Japanese

Available In

Collector's Set

Eclipse Series 17: Nikkatsu Noir

Eclipse 17: Nikkatsu Noir

DVD Box Set

5 Discs

$55.96

Rusty Knife
Cast
Yujiro Ishihara
Yukihiko Tachibana
Mie Kitahara
Keiko Nishida
Akira Kobayashi
Makoto Terada
Shoji Yasui
Prosecutor Karita
Mari Shiraki
Yuri
Joe Shishido
Shimabara
Credits
Director
Toshio Masuda
Producer
Takiko Mizunoe
Screenplay
Shintaro Ishihara
Screenplay
Toshio Masuda
Cinematography
Kurataro Takamura
Lighting
Mitsuo Onishi
Recording
Fumio Hashimoto
Art direction
Takashi Matsuyama
Editing
Masayoshi Tsujii
Music
Masaru Sato
Theme song by
Yujiro Ishihara

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