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Zatoichi and the Doomed Man (1965)
"Zatoichi sakate giri" (original title)

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The blind masseur and swordsman, Zatoichi, searches for proof an imprisoned man's innocence.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Shintarô Katsu ...
Kanbi Fujiyama ...
Monk Hyakutaro
Eiko Taki ...
Yone
Masako Myojo ...
Chiyo
Kenjirô Ishiyama ...
Boss Jubei Araiso
Ryûzô Shimada ...
Yakuza boss
Koichi Mizuhara ...
Shimazo Kitase
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jun Katsumura ...
Jubei yakuza
Manabu Morita ...
Ronin enforcer
Sachiko Murase ...
Shimazo's wife
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Blind swordsman Zatoichi, jailed briefly, is implored by another prisoner to aid him in proving his innocence of a crime for which he is sentenced to death. Zatoichi is reluctant to get involved, because he knows how often such involvement has led to trouble in the past. But events conspire to thrust him repeatedly into involvement, and gradually he comes to believe in the man's innocence and determines to free him. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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18 September 1965 (Japan)  »

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Followed by Zatoichi in Desperation (1972) See more »

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Lots of swordplay
12 January 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Equal measures of humour and action enliven this entry in the series. Zatoichi hooks up with a cowardly but greedy hustler who steals the blind swordsman's identity. Of course he eventually needs Zatoichi's assistance! There's a lengthy battle at the end of the film to please aficionados of the genre, as Zatoichi must rescue a wrongly condemned man from execution.


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