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The 47 Ronin (1941)
"Genroku Chûshingura" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama | History  -  March 1979 (USA)
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Lord Asano resists a bribery attempt by a member of the Shogun's court. His honesty, however, is useless against the corruption of the administration, and he is forced to commit harakiri. ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Tokusaburo Arashi ...
Okuno Shogen
Yoshizaburo Arashi ...
Haranosuke Bando
Chôemon Bandô
Enji Ichikawa
Kikunosuke Ichikawa
Sensho Ichikawa
Shotaro Ichikawa
Utaemon Ichikawa ...
Tsunatoyo Tokugawa
Joji Kaieda
Daisuke Katô ...
Ryôtarô Kawanami
Chôjûrô Kawarasaki ...
Kunitaro Kawarazaki ...
Jurozaemon Isogai
Seizaburô Kawazu ...
Lord Etchumori Hosokawa
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Lord Asano resists a bribery attempt by a member of the Shogun's court. His honesty, however, is useless against the corruption of the administration, and he is forced to commit harakiri. His samurai retinue are dispersed as masterless ronin. The leader of the samurai, Oichi, plots with a loyal band of ronin to seek revenge for their master's dishonor. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The original play "Genroku Chushingura" is probably the most well researched, historically accurate account of the famous Ako Vendetta that happened in 1702. Though the film was partially supported by the Ministry of Information to promote the idea of loyalty to the Japanese population just before entering WW II, it is interesting that the original play was written for the communism-oriented collective Kabuki troops 'Zenshinza', and most of the original cast members also played the same roles in the film version. See more »

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Referenced in Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director (1975) See more »

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15 March 1999 | by (oregon) – See all my reviews

Though stately, impressive, and vaguely powerful at times, it nonetheless demands more patience than this viewer had. It's well filmed, but rather static and aloof. None of this is aided by its nearly 4 hour length.


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