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Blade of Penitence (1927)
"Zange no yaiba" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  14 October 1927 (Japan)
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Ishimatsu is out of jail and wants to rebuild his life. But his brother, Sakichi, and his old partners are not going to allow it.

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Cast overview:
Saburo Azuma ...
Sakichi of Kisarazu
Kunimatsu Ogawa ...
Ishimatsu
Kanji Kawahara ...
Manabe Tôjûrô, constable
Shoichi Nodera ...
Shôzaemon Yamashiroya
Eiko Atsumi ...
Oyae
Miyako Hanayagi ...
(as Ryuto Hana)
Hatsuko Konami
Reikichi Kawamura
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Ishimatsu is out of jail and wants to rebuild his life. But his brother, Sakichi, and his old partners are not going to allow it.

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Blade of Penitence  »

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