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Soldiers Hayate and Yaheiji secretly escape from their besieged castle. Hayate has left behind his lover, Kano. On his way, Hayate is wounded and cared for by O’Ryo, who falls in love with him. But when Hayate accidentally kills her caretaker, he flees, with O’Ryo in pursuit. Subsequently, Hayate's comrade Yaheiji falls in love with Oryo. Kano, the lover left behind by Hayate, believes him dead, and becomes involved with another soldier, Jurota. When Jurota defects to the opposing army, he takes Kano with him. A double set of love triangles has developed, wherein each man and each woman loves one and is loved by another. Finally only combat and self-sacrifice can untangle the weave. (aka "Sword for Hire")

  1. Hiroshi Inagaki

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Yasushi Inoue

    Novel

  3. Akira Kurosawa

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Toshirō Mifune

    Toshirō Mifune

  2. Shirley Yamaguchi

    Shirley Yamaguchi

  3. Takashi Shimura

    Takashi Shimura

  4. Rentarô Mikuni

    Rentarô Mikuni

  5. Danshirô Ichikawa

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Original Title Sengoku Burai

Status Released

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  • May 22, 1952
    Theatrical

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Original Language Japanese

Runtime 2h 15m

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