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The Life of a Horsetrader (1951)

Bakurô ichidai (original title)
This early gem starring the great Mifune Toshiba tells the tale of Katakana Yonetaro aka "The Shark," a rough-and-tumble horse trader in Japan's rugged northernmost territory of Hokkaddo.. ... See full summary »

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Yonetaro Katayama
Machiko Kyô ...
Yuki
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Rokutaro Kosaka
Ichirô Sugai ...
Ogasawara
Bokuzen Hidari ...
Gosaku
Yoshio Kosugi ...
Jinzo
Haruyo Ichikawa ...
Haruno
Hikaru Hoshi ...
Teiji Shimazaki
Kyôji Sugi ...
Magohachi
Mantarô Ushio ...
Senzo
Kumeko Urabe ...
Onobu
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This early gem starring the great Mifune Toshiba tells the tale of Katakana Yonetaro aka "The Shark," a rough-and-tumble horse trader in Japan's rugged northernmost territory of Hokkaddo.. always ready to drink, fight, gamble and chase women he falls victim to a crooked game with loaded dice. This little-known film captures the wild ways of early Japan after the fall of the shogunate when men had only their own strengths and skills to rely on. A brilliant yet tragic tale that can now be told.

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7 December 1951 (Japan)  »

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The Life of a Horsetrader  »

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