Subtitles: English / hindi
Toshiro Mifune plays\r\nDr. Kyoji Fujisaki a young idealistic doctor who works at his father's (Takashi Shimura) clinic in a small and seedy district. During the\r\nwar, he contracts syphilis from\r\nthe blood of a patient (Kenjiro Uemura) when he cuts himself during an operation.\r\nContaminated with a disease that was virtually incurable in 1940s Japan,\r\nFujisaki returns home from the war to the clinic presided over by his\r\nobstetrician father. Treating himself in secret and tormented by his\r\nconscience, he rejects his heartbroken fiancée Misao, (Miki Sanjō) without explanation. He had been engaged to Misao for six\r\nyears but has still not set a date due to his disease. Minegishi (Noriko\r\nSengoku), a probationary nurse that he took in after he prevented her suicide\r\nattempt, learns of his illness and sacrifice. She dedicates herself to becoming\r\na fully qualified nurse. Misao becomes engaged to another man. She makes one\r\nlast plea to Fujisaki but he stands firm in rejecting her. The end of the film\r\nshows him continuing his work as a surgeon.