I Live in Fear [Ikimono no kiroku]

Akira Kurosawa (director)
Shinobu Hashimoto, Fumino Hayasaka, Hideo Oguni (screenwriters)
Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Eiko Miyoshi (starring)

Circa 1955. Japanese post-production script for the 1955 film, with the approval stamp of Elrin (along with the approval number, 1836, in manuscript ink) on the front wrapper. Elrin was Japan's censorial review body at the time. Text and titles in Japanese.

An elderly factory owner is increasingly fearful of what he believes to be Japan's looming, inevitable destruction in a nuclear war, and grows obsessed with the idea of moving his family to a rural farm in Brazil. Director Akira Kurosawa's final film collaboration with longtime composer Fumio Hayasaka, made shortly before Hayasaka's death in 1955 of tuberculosis.

White titled wrappers. Title page present. Approximately 45 pages, with last page of text numbered 10-2. Mimeograph duplication, rectos and versos. Pages Very Good plus, lightly and evenly toned, wrapper Very Good plus, with a faint bruise to the center front wrapper, with perfect binding.

[Book #150567]