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One of Japan's most popular stories is the tale of Kutsukake Tokijiro, a traveling gambler who finds that he must take care of the wife and child of a yakuza he had been forced by the code of the gamblers to fight man to man. In a brilliant performance from super-star Ichikawa Raizo, with strong support from two of the greats from Toho, Shimura Takashi (7 Samurai) and Aratama Michiyo (Sword of Doom) the heartfelt story reaches new heights. Tokijiro, having learned the true nature of the boss to whom he was obligated for having spent a night and eaten at the gang's headquarters takes up arms against them in a running battle fought across the back roads of the entire nation. Another powerful rendition of this superb story, it is not to be missed!

  1. Kazuo Ikehiro

    Director

  2. Shin Hasegawa

    Novel

  3. Masao Uno

    Screenplay

  4. Masaharu Matsumura

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Raizō Ichikawa

    Raizō Ichikawa

    Kutsukake Tokijirô

  2. Michiyo Aratama

    Michiyo Aratama

    Okinu

  3. Takashi Shimura

    Takashi Shimura

    Hacchônawate Tokubei

  4. Haruko Sugimura

    Haruko Sugimura

    Oroku

  5. Fujio Suga

    Fujio Suga

    Tomeda no Sukegorô

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The Gambler's Code

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Original Title 沓掛時次郎

Status Released

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  • June 14, 1961
    Theatrical

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Original Language Japanese

Runtime 1h 27m

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