This is one of a series of notes for A Chronological Biography of Akira Kurosawa.

An alcoholic doctor's determination to cure a gangster of tuberculosis provides a metaphor for the difficulties of post-war reconstruction.

Note: This was Toshiro Mifune's second film. This was the first film that Kurosawa worked on with composer Fumio Hayakawa.

Title: Drunken Angel
Original Title in Japanese: Yoidore Tenshi
Running Time: 98 min
Year: 1948
Company: Toho
Writer(s): Keinosuke Uekusa, Akira Kurosawa
Director of Photography: Takeo Ito
Production Designer: Takashi Matsuyama
Music: Fumio Hayakawa
Assistant Director: Atsuo Kobayashi

Takashi Shimura (Sanada), Toshiro Mifune (Matsunaga)

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