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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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Nobumitsu Kanze  play "Ataka"
Akira Kurosawa 
Gohei Namiki  play "Kanjinchô"

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 film was initially banned by the occupying SCAP due to its portrayal of feudal values. It was later released after the signing of the Treaty of San Francisco in 1952.See more »
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Gives the Sensation that It Will Be Continued..., 5 April 2011
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In 1185, the Seike family fights against the Minamoto family. After a bloody naval battle in the Pacific Ocean, Yoshitsune Minamoto (Shubo Nishina) defeats the enemy and the survivals commit suicide. When the triumphant Yoshitsune arrives in Kyoto, his brother, the Shogun Ioromoto, is lured and orders his men to arrest Yoshitsune. However, Yoshitsune escapes with six loyal samurais led by Benkei (Denjirô Ôkôchi) and they head to the country of his only friend Idehira Fukiwara.

Nearby the border, after crossing the forest disguised as monks, their smiley conveyor Suruga (Yoshio Kosugi) discloses that they are Yoshitsune and the six samurais and advises that the fearful Kagiwara and his soldiers are waiting for them in the border to arrest them. Yoshitsune disguises as a carrier and Benkei has to convince Kagiwara that they are six monks traveling to collect donation to build a large temple in Kyoto.

"Tora no o wo Fumu Otokotachi" is the third feature of Master Akira Kurosawa that shows his talent even with very limited budget. The acting is superb and Denjirô Ôkôchi performs a very wise samurai. Yoshio Kosugi is annoying and funny at the same time, with his chuckles. The conclusion is a little disappointing and gives the sensation that the story will be continued. The subtitles in the Brazilian DVD from Continental Distributor have synchronicity problems many times, and I had to use the rewind to read them. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Os Homens que Pisaram na Cauda do Tigre" ("The Men that Stepped on the Tail of the Tiger")

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