3 hr. 5 min.
Aspiring to an easy job as personal physician to a wealthy family, Noboru Yasumoto (Yuzo Kayama) is disappointed when his first post after medical school takes him to a small country clinic under the gruff doctor Red Beard (Toshirô Mifune). Yasumoto rebels in numerous ways, but Red Beard proves a wise and patient teacher. He gradually introduces his student to the unglamorous side of the profession, ultimately assigning him to care for a prostitute (Terumi Niki) rescued from a local brothel.
Director: Akira Kurosawa