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Red Beard

1965 Rated NR 3hr 5m

A testament to the goodness of humankind, director Akira Kurosawa's medical drama chronicles the relationship between an arrogant young doctor (Yuzo Kayama) and the compassionate clinic director (Toshirô Mifune) who teaches him to appreciate the lives of their destitute patients. Mifune, in his last role for Kurosawa, gives a powerhouse performance as the dignified yet passionate director who guides his embittered intern to maturity.

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Movie Details

1966 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Foreign Language Film nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Japanese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; commentary by Kurosawa film scholar Stephen Prince; notes by Japanese film historian Donald Richie; trailer.