In this loose adaptation of "Hamlet," illegitimate son Kôichi Nishi (Toshirô Mifune) climbs to a high position within a Japanese corporation and marries the crippled daughter (Kyôko Kagawa) of company vice president Iwabuchi (Masayuki Mori). At the reception, the wedding cake is a replica of their corporate headquarters, but an aspect of the design reminds the party of the hushed-up death of Nishi's father. It is then that Nishi unleashes his plan to avenge his father's death.
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Writer: Shinobu Hashimoto, Eijirô Hisaita, Ryûzô Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa and Hideo Oguni
Producer: Akira Kurosawa and Tomoyuki Tanaka
Cast: Toshirô Mifune, Takeshi Kato, Masayuki Mori, Kyôko Kagawa, Tatsuya Mihashi, Takashi Shimura and Kô Nishimura