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28 February 1960 (USA) See more »
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A Japanese general and his men disguise themselves as monks in order to pass an enemy border patrol. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Denjirô Ôkôchi ... Benkei
Susumu Fujita ... Togashi
Ken'ichi Enomoto ... Porter

Masayuki Mori ... Kamei

Takashi Shimura ... Kataoka
Akitake Kôno ... Ise
Yoshio Kosugi ... Suruga
Hanshirô Iwai ... Yoshitsune (as Shubo Nishina)
Dekao Yokoo ... Hidachibo
Yasuo Hisamatsu ... Kajiwara's Messenger
Sôji Kiyokawa ... Togashi's Messenger

Directed by
Akira Kurosawa 
 
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Anonymous  plays "Kanjincho" and "Ataka"
Akira Kurosawa 
Gohei Namiki  play "Kanjincho"

Produced by
Motohiko Itô .... producer
 
Original Music by
Tadashi Hattori 
 
Cinematography by
Takeo Itô 
 
Production Design by
Kazuo Kubo 
 
Production Management
Jin Usami .... unit production manager
 
Sound Department
Keiji Hasebe .... sound
Ichirô Minawa .... sound effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Iwaharu Hiraoka .... lighting technician
Koichi Shikida .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Toshio Gotô .... negative cutter
 
Other crew
Hachiko Toi .... script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail" - International (English title) (literal English title), USA (literal English title)
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59 min
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The script was supposedly written in one day.See more »
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
beautiful and funny., 10 November 2005
Author: sergeantplivko-1 from Germany

If you like beautiful Japanese landscapes, the culture of ancient japan and damn funny faces, watch that movie.

This movie belongs to my all time favorites. Made me feel like a time travel to ancient japan. The actors are extraordinary, you believe them when they talk and you can laugh about them enough. A porter which plays the role of the clown in the movie has tragic moments too, he wants to help the samurais out, but they don't take him serious. Every scene is brilliantly acted and deserves more views than once. I watched it over and over again. Maybe because it was my first Akira Kurosawa movie.

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