is a 1949 Japanese film
directed by Akira Kurosawa
(in the second of many films with Kurosawa), plays a young idealistic doctor, still a virgin, who works at his father's (Takashi Shimura
) clinic in a small and seedy district. However, during the war, he contracts syphilis
from the blood of a patient when he cuts himself during an operation
. Treating himself in secret and tormented by his conscience and celibacy, he rejects his heartbroken fiancée without explanation.
The R1 DVD was released by BCI Eclipse, as the first title in their "Director's Series".