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The Hidden Fortress (1958)

U 12/28/1958 (JP) AdventureDramaActionComedy 2h 19m


Japanese peasants Matashichi and Tahei try and fail to make a profit from a tribal war. They find a man and woman whom they believe are simple tribe members hiding in a fortress. Although the peasants don't know that Rokurota is a general and Yuki is a princess, the peasants agree to accompany the pair to safety in return for gold. Along the way, the general must prove his expertise in battle while also hiding his identity.

  1. Akira Kurosawa

    Director, Screenplay, Writer

  2. Shinobu Hashimoto


  3. Ryûzô Kikushima


  4. Hideo Oguni


Top Billed Cast

  1. Toshirō Mifune

    Toshirō Mifune

    Rokurota Makabe

  2. Minoru Chiaki

    Minoru Chiaki


  3. Kamatari Fujiwara

    Kamatari Fujiwara


  4. Misa Uehara

    Princess Yuki

  5. Susumu Fujita

    Susumu Fujita

    General Hyoe Tadokoro

  6. Takashi Shimura

    Takashi Shimura

    Izumi Nagakura

  7. Eiko Miyoshi

    Eiko Miyoshi

    Old Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)

  8. Toshiko Higuchi

    Farmer's Daughter bought from slave trader (uncredited)

  9. Yû Fujiki

    Yû Fujiki

    Barrier guard (uncredited)

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The Hidden Fortress
The Hidden Fortress

Original Title 隠し砦の三悪人

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

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