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High and Low (1963)

12 1963-11-26 (US) DramaCrimeThriller 2h 22m
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From Akira Kurosawa, director of "Yojimbo" and "Sanjuro" comes a tense, taut film of a modern "perfect crime" with more excitement than even Hitchcock could create.


A shoe company executive who has mortgaged everything he has becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and is conflicted over whether he should pay the ransom.

  1. Akira Kurosawa

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Evan Hunter


  3. Ryūzō Kikushima


  4. Eijirō Hisaita


  5. Hideo Oguni


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  1. Toshirō Mifune

    Toshirō Mifune

    Kingo Gondo

  2. Tatsuya Nakadai

    Tatsuya Nakadai

    Chief Detective Tokura

  3. Kyōko Kagawa

    Kyōko Kagawa

    Reiko Gondo

  4. Tatsuya Mihashi

    Tatsuya Mihashi

    Kawanishi, Gondo's secretary

  5. Isao Kimura

    Isao Kimura

    Detective Arai

  6. Kenjirō Ishiyama

    Kenjirō Ishiyama

    Chief Detective 'Bos'n' Taguchi

  7. Takeshi Katō

    Takeshi Katō

    Detective Nakao

  8. Takashi Shimura

    Takashi Shimura

    Chief of Investigation Section

  9. Jun Tazaki

    Jun Tazaki

    Kamiya, National Shoes Publicity Director

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High and Low
High and Low

Original Title 天国と地獄

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

Budget $250,000.00

Revenue -


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