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Ryûzô Kikushima (1914–1989)

Ryûzô Kikushima was born on January 28, 1914 in Japan. He was a writer and producer, known for High and Low (1963), Yojimbo (1961) and The Hidden Fortress (1958). He died on March 18, 1989 in Japan. See full bio »


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High and Low
High and Low Writer
Yojimbo Writer
The Hidden Fortress
Last Man Standing


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 2016 Kuro no Shamen (TV Movie) (original story)
 2013 Norainu (TV Movie) (based on a script by)
 2008 Kakushi toride no san akunin (based on an original screenplay by)
 2007 Tsubaki Sanjûrô (screenplay)
 1996 Last Man Standing (story)
 1989 Haru kuru oni (writer)
 1989 My Phoenix (writer)
 1986 Kokushi muso
 1985 Runaway Train (story - uncredited)
 1984 Kuro no kairô (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1983 Chichi to ko (writer)
 1982 Shi no dangai (TV Movie) (based on a story by)
 1978 Shag (writer)
 1975 San oku en wo tsukamaero (written by)
 1973 Nora inu (1949 screenplay)
 1971 Black Picture Album (novel)
 1971 Kaoyaku
 1970 Tora! Tora! Tora! (screenplay - as Ryuzo Kikushima)
 1969 Shirikurae Magoichi (writer)
 1968 Xue cheng (original screenplay)
 1965 Red Beard (screenplay)
 1965 Heitai yakuza
 1963 Onna ga aishite nikumu toki (writer)
 1963 Ichi ka bachi ka (writer)
 1963 500,000 (writer)
 1963 High and Low (screenplay)
 1962 Sanjuro (screenplay)
 1961 Kaei
 1961 Fundoshi isha
 1961 Yojimbo (screenplay)
 1960 The Bad Sleep Well (written by)
 1960 Tôi hitotsu no michi (screenplay) / (story)
 1960 Shiroi gake
 1960 Afraid to Die
 1959 Yami o yokogire (writer)
 1959 Nippon tanjô (writer)
 1959 Kitsune to tanuki (writer)
 1958 The Hidden Fortress (written by)
 1958 Akujo no kisetsu (writer)
 1958 Yoru no hamon
 1958 Kuchi kara demakase (writer)
 1957 Koto no tsume
 1957 Throne of Blood (screenplay)
 1956 Arashi
 1956 Onibi
 1956 The Underworld (story)
 1955 Osho ichidai
 1955 Kieta chutai
 1955 A Man Among Men (story)
 1954 Kuroi ushio
 1953 Yoru no owari (writer)
 1952 Tange Sazen (screenplay)
 1950 Scandal
 1949 Stray Dog (writer)
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Alternate Names:

Ryuzo Kikushima

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In the wake of Akira Kurosawa's bizarre behavior during production, and after his removal from "Tora! Tora! Tora!" (1970), Kikushima and others resigned from their executive positions with [Akira] Kurosawa Productions. See more »

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