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用心棒 8.2

A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master, enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the local gambling trade. Taking the name Sanjuro Kuwabatake, the ronin convinces both silk merchant Tazaemon and sake merchant Tokuemon to hire him as a personal bodyguard, then artfully sets in motion a full-scale gang war between the two ambitious and unscrupulous men.

  Genre   Production Release
  • Drama
  • Thriller
  • Toho Company, Ltd.
25 Apr 1961

Cast

Toshirō Mifune
(Sanjuro Kuwabatake / The Samurai)
Tatsuya Nakadai
(Unosuke, gunfighter)
Yôko Tsukasa
(Nui)
Isuzu Yamada
(Orin)
Daisuke Katō
(Inokichi)
Seizaburō Kawazu
(Seibê - brothel operator)
Takashi Shimura
(Tokuemon, sake brewer)
Hiroshi Tachikawa
(Yoichiro)
Yōsuke Natsuki
(Kohei's Son)
Eijirō Tōno
(Gonji, Tavern Keeper)
Kamatari Fujiwara
(Tazaemon)
Ikio Sawamura
(Hansuke)
Atsushi Watanabe
(The Cooper (Coffin-Maker))
Susumu Fujita
(Homma, Instructor Who Skips Town)
Kyū Sazanka
(Ushitora)
Kō Nishimura
(Kuma)
Takeshi Katō
(Ronin Kobuhachi)
Ichirô Nakatani
(First Samurai)
Sachio Sakai
(First Foot Soldier)
Akira Tani
(Kame)
Yoshio Tsuchiya
(Kohei)
Gen Shimizu
(Magotaro)
Jerry Fujio
(Roku - Samurai Whose Arm is Cut)
Yutaka Sada
(Matsukichi)
Shin Ôtomo
(Kumosuke)
Shôichi Hirose
(Ushitora Follower)
Hideyo Amamoto
(Yahachi)
Senkichi Ômura
(Traveler)
Noriko Honma
(Farmer's Ex-wife)
Naoya Kusakawa
(Seibei Follower)
Nadao Kirino
(Seibei Follower)
Mitsuo Tsuda
()
Shinpei Takagi
(Ushitora Follower)
Jun Ôtomo
(Seibei Follower)
Ichirô Chiba
(Second Foot Soldier)