When rookie detective Murakami (Toshiro Mifune) has his pistol stolen from his pocket while on a bus, his frantic attempts to track down the thief lead him to an illegal weapons market in the Tokyo Underworld. But the gun has already passed from the pickpocket to a young gangster, and Murakami's gun is identified as the weapon in the shooting of a woman. Murakami, overwhelmed with remorse, turns for help to his older and more experienced senior, Sato (a superb performance by Takashi Shimura). The race is on to find the shooter before he can strike again...
Goes astray in places
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You rated this film: 3
The performances are fine. The maguffin that drives the hero is a simple one but much flows from it. My only criticism (without wishing to spoil the plot) is that the market scene really really drags – and it requires some goodwill on the viewer’s part to recover from this downturn. But your perseverance would be rewarded.