Black Line

Black Line (1960)

Freelance reporter “Scoop” Machida is hot on the trail of a prostitution ring called the Black Line, when he is framed for the murder of a young woman. Forced to clear his own name, the handsome journalist sinks deeper into the Black Line’s rotten swamp of drugs, prostitution, and murder and finds unexpected help in Maya, a steamy female gambler familiar with the neon-lit streets, shadowy alleyways, and seedy nightclubs he must navigate. The closest film in the Line series to classic American film noir, Ishii’s Black Line is a pulpy assortment of crime film conventions including the starkly expressionistic black and white cinematography by Jûgyô Yoshida, a jazzy music score by Michiaki Watanabe, and a sleazy screenplay by Ishii and Ichirô Miyagawa.

Writing:
  • Teruo Ishii
  • Ichirô Miyagawa
Directing:
  • Teruo Ishii
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  • Release Date: 1960-01-13
  • Language: 日本語
  • Country: JP
  • Runtime: 80

Jun Ôtomo

Yukichi Tachibana

Shigeru Amachi

Koji Machida
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