The story of Sanshiro, a strong stubborn youth, who travels into the city in order to learn Jujutsu. However, upon his arrival he discovers a new form of self-defence: Judo. The main character is based on Shiro Saigo, a legendary judoka.

  1. Akira Kurosawa

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Tsuneo Tomita


Top Billed Cast

  1. Denjirô Ôkôchi

    Denjirô Ôkôchi

    Shogoro Yano

  2. Susumu Fujita

    Susumu Fujita

    Sanshiro Sugata

  3. Yukiko Todoroki

    Yukiko Todoroki

    Sayo Murai

  4. Takashi Shimura

    Takashi Shimura

    Hansuke Murai, Sayo's father

  5. Ryûnosuke Tsukigata

    Ryûnosuke Tsukigata

    Gennosuke Higaki

Full Cast & Crew

Sanshiro Sugata
Sanshiro Sugata



Original Title 姿三四郎

Status Released

Release Information

  • March 25, 1943


Original Language Japanese

Runtime 1h 20m

Budget -

Revenue -



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