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

  • 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


Rusty Knife
Yujiro Ishihara
Yukihiko Tachibana
Mie Kitahara
Keiko Nishida
Akira Kobayashi
Makoto Terada
Shoji Yasui
Prosecutor Karita
Mari Shiraki
Joe Shishido
Toshio Masuda
Takiko Mizunoe
Shintaro Ishihara
Toshio Masuda
Kurataro Takamura
Mitsuo Onishi
Fumio Hashimoto
Art direction
Takashi Matsuyama
Masayoshi Tsujii
Masaru Sato
Theme song by
Yujiro Ishihara

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