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Sanjuro (1962)

NR 05/07/1963 (US) DramaActionComedy 1h 36m
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You cut well, but the best sword stays in its sheath!


Toshiro Mifune swaggers and snarls to brilliant comic effect in Kurosawa's tightly paced, beautifully composed "Sanjuro." In this companion piece and sequel to "Yojimbo," jaded samurai Sanjuro helps an idealistic group of young warriors weed out their clan's evil influences, and in the process turns their image of a proper samurai on its ear.

  1. Akira Kurosawa

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Shūgorō Yamamoto


  3. Hideo Oguni


  4. Ryūzō Kikushima


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  1. Toshirō Mifune

    Toshirō Mifune

    Sanjûrô Tsubaki / The ronin

  2. Tatsuya Nakadai

    Tatsuya Nakadai

    Hanbei Muroto

  3. Keiju Kobayashi

    Keiju Kobayashi

    The Spy

  4. Yūzō Kayama

    Yūzō Kayama

    Iori Izaka

  5. Reiko Dan

    Reiko Dan

    Chidori, Mutsuta's daughter

  6. Takashi Shimura

    Takashi Shimura


  7. Kamatari Fujiwara

    Kamatari Fujiwara


  8. Takako Irie

    Takako Irie

    Mutsuta's wife

  9. Masao Shimizu

    Masao Shimizu


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Original Title 椿三十郎

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

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