An Actor's Revenge (1963)
"Yukinojô henge" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  16 June 1971 (USA)
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Yukinojo, a Kabuki actor, seeks revenge by destroying the three men who caused the deaths of his parents. Also involved are the daughter of one of Yukinojo's targets, two master thieves, and a swordsman who himself is out to kill Yukinojo.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kazuo Hasegawa ...
Yukinojo Nakamura / Yamitaro the Thief
Fujiko Yamamoto ...
Ayako Wakao ...
Eiji Funakoshi ...
Narutoshi Hayashi ...
Eijirô Yanagi ...
Chûsha Ichikawa ...
Kikunojo Nakamura
Ganjirô Nakamura ...
Saburô Date ...
Jun Hamamura ...
Kikue Môri ...
Cruel Old Woman
Masayoshi Kikuno ...
Yukinojo's Father
Raizô Ichikawa ...
Shintarô Katsu ...
Yutaka Nakayama ...


While performing in a touring kabuki troupe, leading female impersonator Yukinojo comes across the three men who drove his parents to suicide twenty years earlier, and plans his revenge, firstly by seducing the daughter of one of them, secondly by ruining them... Written by Michael Brooke <>

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Originally designed as a tribute to actor Kazuo Hasegawa, whose 300th film this was. The film was based Teinosuke Kinugasa's Yukinojô henge: Daiippen dainihen (1935) which also starred Hasegawa in the same dual role. See more »


Version of Yukinojô henge: Daiippen dainihen (1935) See more »

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19 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

It seems to really get behind this, you have to understand a couple of things before watching this movie. Like reading into the job description of our main character, who has to dress like a woman on stage, but also off stage at times. If that sounds confusing wait til you see the movie. But while it does make sense (especially the fact that you can remain hidden from people who should be able to identify you), it'll also might be deal breaker.

The version I saw played at the Festival in Berlin and we got a thorough introduction for the movie. It's really a good one, but as I said, can be very confusing (more than other movies). The movie also might feel more than dated to some, which is a fair assumption to make. Still, if you have love for Japanese cinema, you will watch it either way

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