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Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956)

U 10/31/1967 (US) ActionAdventureDramaRomanceHistory 1h 45m


A humble and simple Takezo abandons his life as a knight errant. He's sought as a teacher and vassal by Shogun, Japan's most powerful clan leader. He's also challenged to fight by the supremely confident and skillful Sasaki Kojiro. Takezo agrees to fight Kojiro in a year's time but rejects Shogun's patronage, choosing instead to live on the edge of a village, raising vegetables. He's followed there by Otsu and later by Akemi, both in love with him. The year ends as Takezo assists the villagers against a band of brigands. He seeks Otsu's forgiveness and accepts her love, then sets off across the water to Ganryu Island for his final contest.

  1. Hiroshi Inagaki

    Director, Writer

  2. Eiji Yoshikawa


  3. Tokuhei Wakao


Top Billed Cast

  1. Toshirō Mifune

    Toshirō Mifune

    Musashi Miyamoto a.k.a. Takezo

  2. Koji Tsuruta

    Koji Tsuruta

    Kojiro Sasaki

  3. Kaoru Yachigusa

    Kaoru Yachigusa


  4. Mariko Okada

    Mariko Okada


  5. Kurôemon Onoe


  6. Michiko Saga

    Michiko Saga


  7. Takashi Shimura

    Takashi Shimura

    Court official

  8. Minoru Chiaki

    Minoru Chiaki

    Sasuke the boatman

  9. Takamaru Sasaki

    Takamaru Sasaki

    Omitsu's father

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Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island
Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island

Original Title 宮本武蔵完結編 決闘巌流島

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

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