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Release Date:
10 December 1954 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Most Honored Screen Import in a Decade!
Plot:
A samurai pursues a married lady-in-waiting. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 6 wins & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(21 articles)
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Utterly magnificent See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Kazuo Hasegawa ... Moritoo Endô
Machiko Kyô ... Kesa
Isao Yamagata ... Wataru Watanabe
Yataro Kurokawa ... Shigemori
Kôtarô Bandô ... Rokurô
Jun Tazaki ... Kogenta
Koreya Senda ... Gen Kiyomori
Masao Shimizu ... Nobuyori
Tatsuya Ishiguro ... Yachûta
Kenjiro Uemura ... Masanaka
Gen Shimizu ... Saburôsuke
Michiko Araki ... Mano
Yoshie Minami ... Tone
Kikue Môri ... Sawa
Ryôsuke Kagawa ... Yasutada
Shinobu Araki ... Iesada
Kunitarô Sawamura ... Moritada
Kanji Koshiba ... Munemori
Fujio Harumoto ... Kanefusa
Taiji Tonoyama ... Kakisuke
Hiroshi Mizuno ... Otoami
Shôzô Nanbu ... Sadafusa
Shintarô Nanjô ... Tanenari
Toshiaki Konoe ... Masazumi
Ryûzaburô Mitsuoka ... Sadachika
Eigorô Onoe ... Kunitsune
Kan Ueda ... Oil salesman
Seishirô Hara ... Mitsusada
Sumao Ishihara ... Pot salesman
Saburô Date ... Tomoyuki
Omenosuke Ichikawa ... Priest
Tominosuke Hayama ... Peddler
Yukio Horikita ... Heita
Takaji Fukui ... Naganobu
Fumihiko Yokoyama ... Giheiji
Akira Shimizu ... Yoshiharu
Tôgo Ônami ... Tadatsuna
Kazue Tamaki ... Nariie
Masayoshi Kikuno ... Yoshitomo
Jun Fujikawa ... Tsunetsugu
Tadashi Iwata ... Takahira
Kiyoshi Takikawa ... Tomomori
Toshio Chiba ... Michizane
Tokio Oki ... Tadamitsu
Eiichi Kusumoto ... Koreaki
Hajime Koshikawa ... Cowboy
Hachiro Okuni ... Low-rank man

Directed by
Teinosuke Kinugasa 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kan Kikuchi  play "Kesa's Husband"
Teinosuke Kinugasa  writer
Masaichi Nagata  writer

Produced by
Masaichi Nagata .... producer
 
Original Music by
Yasushi Akutagawa 
 
Cinematography by
Kôhei Sugiyama 
 
Film Editing by
Shigeo Nishida 
 
Production Design by
Hiroshi Ozawa 
 
Art Direction by
Kisaku Ito 
 
Set Decoration by
Kosaburô Nakajima 
 
Costume Design by
Shima Yoshizane 
 
Makeup Department
Ritsu Hanai .... hair stylist
Toshikazu Noguchi .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Tomeo Adachi .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kenji Misumi .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Clément Hurel .... poster artist
Akira Naitô .... assistant art director
Uichiro Yamamoto .... property master
 
Sound Department
Yukio Kaihara .... sound
Sakae Nagaoka .... sound recordist
 
Stunts
Shôhei Miyauchi .... fight choreographer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Heizô Honda .... assistant camera
Yasuo Iwaki .... lighting technician
Shonojo Kato .... gaffer
Kan'ichi Saitô .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Goro Hisamitsu .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Mitsuzô Wada .... color consultant
 
Music Department
Keiko Nakanoshima .... koto music
Akikuni Yasuda .... biwa
 
Other crew
Miyoko Akiyama .... archivist
Kenji Hisamatsu .... stage manager
Goro Hisamitsu .... background design
Narumoto Honma .... measurements
Hiroshi Imai .... measurements
Michio Midorikawa .... technical advisor
Seichirô Ogura .... background design
Kaoru Uno .... movement director
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jigokumon" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
86 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
Visa de contrôle cinématographique France : #15760(subtitled version) or #15760/D (dubbed version).See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV)See more »

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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Utterly magnificent, 20 February 1999
Author: Enid-3 from Canada

It has been over 40 years (!) since I first saw this film, and I still see it, whenever I can. In my opinion, not only is it a masterpiece, but its use of colour may well be the the best of any film ever made.

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