Shizukanaru ketto (The Quiet Duel) (A Silent Duel)
Shizukanaru ketto (The Quiet Duel) (A Silent Duel) (1949)

A dedicated army surgeon finds his once-bright future suddenly obscured when he contracts syphilis while performing a life-saving operation in this early collaboration between director Akira Kurosawa and Toshirô Mifune. Contaminated with a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1949
DVD Release Date: September 19, 2006
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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Despite moments of melodrama ... contains a great deal to savor

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Yes, it's a hospital, disease-of-the-week melodrama, but it contains many touches of Kurosawa's brilliance.

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danny d
another kuro-san classic. the subject matter is engaging and the love story draws in an appropriate amount of sentiment.
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "The Quiet Duel," Dr. Kyoji Fujisaki(Toshiro Mifune) works at his father's(Takashi Shimura) clinic after World War II.… More