Director: Kaneto Shindo
Cast: Nobuko Otowa, Kyoko Kishida, Eitaro Ozawa, Isao Kimura, Jukichi Uno, Kōji Takahashi
A provincial warlord who has seized power after success in battle is our titular 'scoundrel'. His court lady is one of those fallen down from her days in the imperial court and he intimidates her to help him seduce another ex-court woman now married to a smaller lord. She is a great beauty and his lust for her consumes him. However, true love cannot be corrupted by power and lust. The resulting tragedy unfolds as the wheel of drama turns.
1965 BLK/WHT Widescreen 119 Min.
Japanese with Optional English Subtitles.