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This early gem starring the great Mifune Toshiro tells the tale of Katakana Yonetaro aka "The Shark," a rough-and-tumble horse trader in Japan's rugged northernmost territory of Hokkaddo.. ...

  1. Keigo Kimura

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Masashige Narusawa


Top Billed Cast

  1. Toshirō Mifune

    Toshirō Mifune

    Yonetaro Katayama

  2. Machiko Kyō

    Machiko Kyō


  3. Takashi Shimura

    Takashi Shimura

    Rokutaro Kosaka

  4. Ichirô Sugai

    Ichirô Sugai


  5. Mantarô Ushio

    Mantarô Ushio

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The Life of a Horse Trader


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Original Title 馬喰一代

Status Released

Release Information

  • December 7, 1951


Original Language Japanese

Runtime 1h 53m

Budget -

Revenue -



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