A shoe company executive who has mortgaged everything he has becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and is conflicted over whether he should pay the ransom.
- Year: 1963
- Country: Japan
- Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
- Studio: TOHO, Kurosawa Production
- Keyword: chauffeur, police, ransom, manager, kidnapping, blackmail, baby-snatching, film noir, shoe, japanese noir, emaciation
- Director: Akira Kurosawa
- Cast: Toshirō Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyōko Kagawa, Tatsuya Mihashi, Isao Kimura, Kenjirō Ishiyama