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Miyamoto Musashi (1954)

Depicts the early life of the legendary warrior Musashi Miyamoto; his years as an aspiring warrior, an outlaw and finally a true samurai.

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Musashi Miyamoto (Takezo)
Rentarô Mikuni ...
Honiden Matahachi
Kurôemon Onoe ...
Takuan Osho
Kaoru Yachigusa ...
Otsu
Mariko Okada ...
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Oko, Matahachi's wife
Eiko Miyoshi ...
Osugi, Matahachi's mother
Akihiko Hirata ...
Seijuro Yoshioka
Kusuo Abe ...
Temma Tsujikaze
Eitarô Ozawa ...
Terumasa Ikeda (as Sakae Ozawa)
Akira Tani ...
Kawarano-Gonroku
Seijirô Onda ...
Chief Official
Fumindo Matsuo ...
Petty Official
Masanobu Ôkubo ...
Petty Official
Takuzô Kumagai ...
Villager
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Depicts the early life of the legendary warrior Musashi Miyamoto; his years as an aspiring warrior, an outlaw and finally a true samurai.

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18 November 1955 (USA)  »

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Followed by Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955) See more »

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Excellent film, deserves all accolades
25 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

The first of a trilogy that really should be viewed as a whole. This elegant film tells of the very humble beginnings of Miyamoto Mushashi, who has become a paragon of Bushido and Giri. A Samurai's Samurai.

However, you have no inkling of this at the beginning of the movie. What we see is dirt and squalor and a desperate chance to get out from beneath the mud. It all goes wrong and things look desperate.

As the movie progresses in the slow, methodical, often obtuse, Japanese fashion we become engrossed in the plot and the lives of our protagonists. Toshiro Mifune shows a vast range of emotion, power and character growth in these this movie. To get the full flavour of the story you must also watch the next two movies in this trilogy (2) "Duel at Ichijoji Temple"(1955) (USA)and (3) "Duel on Ganryu Island" (1956)(USA.


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