This is one of a series of notes for A Chronological Biography of Akira Kurosawa.

A young detective loses his pistol and goes on its trail, with one clue leading to another and from one person to the next. A drama of urban post-war Japan. The opening scene of chasing a pickpocket was later used in The French Connection.

Title: Stray Dog
Original Title in Japanese: Norainu
Running Time: 122 min
Year: 1949
Company: Shintoho
Writer(s): Akira Kurosawa, Ryuzo Kikujima
Director of Photography: Choichi Nakai
Production Designer: Takashi Matsuyama
Music: Fumio Hayakawa
Assistant Director(s): Inoshiro Honda, Yoshimi Imaizumi

Toshiro Mifune (Murakami), Takashi Shimura (Sato), Keiko Awaji (Harumi), Isao Kimura (Yusa)

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