Red Beard [Akahige]

Akira Kurosawa (director, screenwriter)
Masato Ide, Hideo Oguni, Ryuzo Kikushima (screenwriters)
Toshiro Mifune, Tsutomu Yamazaki (starring)

Tokyo: Kurosawa Production Co., 1963. Draft script for the 1965 Japanese film, preceding the release by nearly two years. Text and titles in Japanese.

Based on Shugoro Yamamoto's short story collection "Akahige Shinryotan." Toshiro Mifune's final film with director Akira Kurosawa, considered one of the director's masterpieces, following a small-town doctor and his new intern, a highly educated, arrogant young man.

Set in the Edo district of Koishikawa.

White titled wrappers, with a blue titled dust jacket. Title page present, dated 1963. 65 leaves, with last page of text numbered g-17. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus, with light foxing to the rear wrapper, with perfect binding. Jacket is Very Good plus, with light foxing to the fore-edges and rear panel.

[Book #148710]