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

A drama about a painter and a singer victimized by paparazzi who become entangled in double crosses.

I'm sorrt to say that I can't really recommend it.

Title: Scandal
Original Title in Japanese: Scandal
Running Time: 104 min
Year: 1950
Company: Shochiku
Writer(s): Akira Kurosawa, Ryuzo Kikushima
Director of Photography: Toshio Ubukata
Production Designer: Tatuo Hamada
Music: Fumio Hayakawa
Assistant Director(s): Teruo Hagiyama, Keizaburo Kobayashi, Shutaro Nomura

Toshiro Mifune (Ichiro Aoe), Yoshiko Yamaguchi (Miyoko Saijyo), Takashi Shimura (Otokichi Hiruda), Yoko Katsuragi (Masako Hiruda)

Scan"dal (?), n. [F. scandale, fr. L. scandalum, Gr. , a snare laid for an enemy, a stumbling block, offense, scandal: cf. OE. scandle, OF. escandle. See Slander.]


Offense caused or experienced; reproach or reprobation called forth by what is regarded as wrong, criminal, heinous, or flagrant: opprobrium or disgrace.

O, what a scandal is it to our crown, That two such noble peers as ye should jar! Shak.

[I] have brought scandal To Israel, diffidence of God, and doubt In feeble hearts. Milton.


Reproachful aspersion; opprobrious censure; defamatory talk, uttered heedlessly or maliciously.

You must not put another scandal on him. Shak.

My known virtue is from scandal free. Dryden.

3. Equity

Anything alleged in pleading which is impertinent, and is reproachful to any person, or which derogates from the dignity of the court, or is contrary to good manners.


Syn. -- Defamation; detraction; slander; calumny; opprobrium; reproach; shame; disgrace.


© Webster 1913.

Scan"dal (?), v. t.


To treat opprobriously; to defame; to asperse; to traduce; to slander.


I do faws on men and hug them hard And after scandal them. Shak.


To scandalize; to offend.


Bp. Story.

Syn. -- To defame; traduce; reproach; slander; calumniate; asperse; vilify; disgarce.


© Webster 1913.

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