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The Bad Sleep Well (1960)

U 01/22/1963 (US) CrimeDramaThriller 2h 30m


In this loose adaptation of "Hamlet," illegitimate son Kôichi Nishi climbs to a high position within a Japanese corporation and marries the crippled daughter of company vice president Iwabuchi. At the reception, the wedding cake is a replica of their corporate headquarters, but an aspect of the design reminds the party of the hushed-up death of Nishi's father. It is then that Nishi unleashes his plan to avenge his father's death.

  1. Akira Kurosawa

    Director, Writer

  2. Shinobu Hashimoto


  3. Hideo Oguni


  4. Ryûzô Kikushima


  5. Eijirô Hisaita


Top Billed Cast

  1. Toshirō Mifune

    Toshirō Mifune

    Kôichi Nishi

  2. Masayuki Mori

    Masayuki Mori

    Public Corporation Vice President Iwabuchi

  3. Kamatari Fujiwara

    Kamatari Fujiwara

    Assistant-to-the-Chief Wada

  4. Takeshi Katō

    Takeshi Katō


  5. Kyōko Kagawa

    Kyōko Kagawa

    Yoshiko Nishi

  6. Tatsuya Mihashi

    Tatsuya Mihashi

    Tatsuo Iwabuchi

  7. Takashi Shimura

    Takashi Shimura

    Administrative Officer Moriyama

  8. Kō Nishimura

    Kō Nishimura

    Contract Officer Shirai

  9. Kyū Sazanka

    Kyū Sazanka

    Construction Company Executive Director Kaneko

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The Bad Sleep Well
The Bad Sleep Well

Original Title 悪い奴ほどよく眠る

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

Budget -

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