Yojimbo (1961) (Tv Show)

Yojimbo (1961)

Yojimbo (1961)
A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.

Storyline

Sanjuro, a wandering samurai enters a rural town in nineteenth century Japan. After learning from the innkeeper that the town is divided between two gangsters, he plays one side off against the other. His efforts are complicated by the arrival of the wily Unosuke, the son of one of the gangsters, who owns a revolver. Unosuke has Sanjuro beaten after he reunites an abducted woman with her husband and son, then massacres his father's opponents. During the slaughter, the samurai escapes with the help of the innkeeper; but while recuperating at a nearby temple, he learns of innkeeper's abduction by Unosuke, and returns to the town to confront him.

Cast

Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa, Isuzu Yamada, Daisuke Katô, Seizaburô Kawazu, Takashi Shimura, Hiroshi Tachikawa, Yôsuke Natsuki, Eijirô Tôno, Kamatari Fujiwara, Ikio Sawamura, Atsushi Watanabe, Susumu Fujita, Kyû Sazanka

Details

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Writers: Akira Kurosawa (story), Akira Kurosawa (screenplay)
Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller
Certificate: Unrated
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Release Date: 13 September 1961 (USA)
Also Known As: Yojimbo
Runtime: 110 min
Sound Mix: Perspecta Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
Color: Black and White
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1


Yojimbo (1961)

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