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Release Date:
18 November 1955 (USA) See more »
Plot:
With his closest friend, Matahachi, Takezo (the town's wild, orphan kid) leaves his village to join an army on its way to battle... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Very entertaining See more (25 total) »

Cast

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Toshirô Mifune ... Musashi Miyamoto (Takezo)
Rentarô Mikuni ... Honiden Matahachi
Kuroemon Onoe ... Takuan Osho
Kaoru Yachigusa ... Otsu
Mariko Okada ... Akemi
Mitsuko Mito ... 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
Fumito Matsuo ... Petty Official
Masanobu Ôkubo ... Petty Official
Takuzô Kumagai ... Villager
Akira Sera ... Villager
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi ... Villager
Yutaka Sada ... Soldier
Shigeo Katô ... Soldier
Jun'ichirô Mukai ... Soldier
Kiyoshi Kamoda ... Roving Warrior
Michio Sakurai ... Roving Warrior
Kyorô Sakurai ... Roving Warrior
Masao Masuda ... Woodcutter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sôjin Kamiyama
Daisuke Katô
Kanta Kisaragi
Yoshio Kosugi

William Holden ... Narrator in original US version (uncredited)
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Directed by
Hiroshi Inagaki 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hideji Hôjô  play
Hiroshi Inagaki 
Tokuhei Wakao 
Eiji Yoshikawa  novel

Produced by
Robert B. Homel .... producer (US version)
Kazuo Takimura .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ikuma Dan 
 
Cinematography by
Jun Yasumoto 
 
Film Editing by
Robert B. Homel (original US version)
Eiji Ooi  (as Hideshi Ohi)
 
Art Direction by
Makoto Sono 
 
Production Management
Hidehisa Kuda .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jun Fukuda .... chief assistant director
 
Art Department
Kisaku Ito .... consultant
 
Sound Department
Chôshichirô Mikami .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Eiji Tsuburaya .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Shôji Kameyama .... lighting technician
Shigeru Mori .... lighting technician
 
Other crew
Minoru Sakamoto .... assistant: Robert Homel (US version)
Minoru Sakamoto .... translator: English (US version)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Miyamoto Musashi" - Japan (original title)
"Samurai 1: Musashi Miyamoto" - , USA (DVD title)
"Musashi Miyamoto" - USA (video title)
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93 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Featured in The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV)See more »

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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Very entertaining, 7 April 2005
Author: Atavisten from Tellus

This movie doesn't take much brainpower, but is a fine tale about two friends who leave their village in a quest for glory. Its set in feudal age Japan and the scenery is beautiful! Mountains, green pastures, lakes, forests with bamboo undergrowth and the cities and villages in typical style serves as the backdrop.

Takezo (Mifune) is the strong and wild character all the woman likes, but he cant handle the attention very well so he keeps running. All the characters as well as the story is not hard to get, so this is one to bring in the kids on.

Will defo check the rest of the series out, maybe the books as well.

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