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Yojimbo (1961)

NR 09/13/1961 (US) DramaThriller 1h 50m

Seven Samurai if it Was Just One Samurai!


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


Top Billed Cast

  1. Toshirō Mifune

    Toshirō Mifune

    Sanjuro Kuwabatake / The Samurai

  2. Tatsuya Nakadai

    Tatsuya Nakadai

    Unosuke, gunfighter

  3. Yōko Tsukasa

    Yōko Tsukasa


  4. Isuzu Yamada

    Isuzu Yamada


  5. Daisuke Katō

    Daisuke Katō


  6. Seizaburō Kawazu

    Seizaburō Kawazu

    Seibê - brothel operator

  7. Takashi Shimura

    Takashi Shimura

    Tokuemon, sake brewer

  8. Hiroshi Tachikawa

    Hiroshi Tachikawa


  9. Yōsuke Natsuki

    Yōsuke Natsuki

    Kohei's Son

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Original Language Japanese

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