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Shizuko Nishigaki in The Most Beautiful

The Most Beautiful

1944 NR

Acclaimed director Akira Kurosawa's World War II drama chronicles the ups and downs of women toiling in Japan's weapons factories. A hard-nosed factory manager (Takashi Shimura) molds his charges into assembly-line robots, their identities consumed by the war effort. Among the dutiful workers are a woman who insists on working with a broken leg and one who secretly suffers from tuberculosis. Yoko Yaguchi and Ichiro Sugai co-star.