The incomparable Toshiro Mifune stars in Akira Kurosawa’s visually stunning and darkly comic Yojimbo. To rid a terror-stricken village of corruption, wily masterless samurai Sanjuro turns a range war between two evil clans to his own advantage. Remade twice, by Sergio Leone and Walter Hill, this exhilarating genre-twister remains one of the most influential and entertaining films of all time.

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  1. Akira Kurosawa

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Ryûzô Kikushima


Top Billed Cast

  1. Toshirō Mifune

    Toshirō Mifune

    Sanjuro Kuwabatake / The Samurai

  2. Tatsuya Nakadai

    Tatsuya Nakadai

    Unosuke, gunfighter

  3. Yôko Tsukasa

    Yôko Tsukasa


  4. Isuzu Yamada

    Isuzu Yamada


  5. Daisuke Katô

    Daisuke Katô


  6. Takashi Shimura

    Takashi Shimura

    Tokuemon, sake brewer

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Original Title 用心棒

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 1h 50m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • September 13, 1961
    NR, Theatrical



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