Rusty Knife

Rusty Knife (錆びたナイフ Sabita naifu) is a 1958 action Japanese film directed by Toshio Masuda. ""Rusty Knife"" was part of the Nikkatsu film studio's wave of Japanese noir films, in order to compete with popular American and French films in Japanese box offices. This film was made available in North America when Janus Films released a special set of Nikkatsu Noir films as part of the Criterion Collection. These films include A Colt Is My Passport, Take Aim at the Police Van, and I Am Waiting.

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Toshio Masuda - Career - Nikkatsu
... Rusty Knife (1958) marked Masuda's third film and first major hit ... Rusty Knife also marked the first in a succession of hits for Masuda which would serve to keep him in the action genre throughout the next decade ... He also worked frequently with Kobayashi and Rusty Knife was credited with making the actor a star ...

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