|Toshirô Mifune||Ichirô Aoye|
|Yoshiko Yamaguchi||Miyako Saijo|
|Takashi Shimura||Attorney Hiruta|
|Yoko Katsuragi||Masako Hiruta|
Director Akira Kurosawa's statement on the Americanization of the Japanese press, this social commentary tells the tale of Ichiro, a famous artist who happens to be in the same vacation spot as Miyako, a well-known singer. When a fan magazine fabricates a liaison between the two celebrities and prints an article about their affair, Ichiro files slander charges against the tabloid. However, his lawyer, Hiruta, has his own agenda.