Yojimbo

(1961)

Overview

A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master, enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the local gambling trade. Taking the name Sanjuro Kuwabatake, the ronin convinces both silk merchant Tazaemon and sake merchant Tokuemon to hire him as a personal bodyguard, then artfully sets in motion a full-scale gang war between the two ambitious and unscrupulous men.

  1. Akira Kurosawa

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Ryûzô Kikushima

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Toshirō Mifune

    Toshirō Mifune

    Sanjuro Kuwabatake / The Samurai

  2. Tatsuya Nakadai

    Tatsuya Nakadai

    Unosuke, gunfighter

  3. Yôko Tsukasa

    Yôko Tsukasa

    Nui

  4. Isuzu Yamada

    Isuzu Yamada

    Orin

  5. Daisuke Katô

    Daisuke Katô

    Inokichi

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Facts

Original Title 用心棒

Status Released

Release Information

  • September 13, 1961
    NR
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    No rating information.

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 1h 50m

Budget -

Revenue -

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