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Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two (1945)

Zoku Sugata Sanshirô (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 3 May 1945 (Japan)
Sugata returns to prove his judo mastery in a match against Western opponents.

Director:

Akira Kurosawa

Writers:

Akira Kurosawa, Tsuneo Tomita (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Denjirô Ôkôchi ... Shogoro Yano
Susumu Fujita Susumu Fujita ... Sanshiro Sugata
Ryûnosuke Tsukigata ... Gennosuke Higaki / Teshin Higaki, Gennosuke's younger brother
Akitake Kôno Akitake Kôno ... Genzaburo Higaki
Yukiko Todoroki ... Sayo
Sôji Kiyokawa Sôji Kiyokawa ... Yujiro Toda
Masayuki Mori ... Yoshima Dan
Seiji Miyaguchi Seiji Miyaguchi ... Kohei Tsuzaki
Ko Ishida Ko Ishida ... Daisuburo Hidarimonji
Kazu Hikari Kazu Hikari ... Kihei Sekine
Kokuten Kôdô ... Buddhist Priest Saiduchi
Ichirô Sugai ... Yoshizo Fubiki
Osman Yusuf ... American Sailor (as Osman Yusef)
Roy James Roy James ... William Lister
E.H. Eric E.H. Eric
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Storyline

In this government-suggested sequel, Sugata again grows as a judo master, and demonstrates his (and by extension, all Japanese) superiority to the foreign warrior. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The tale of Sanshiro Sugata continues!


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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

3 May 1945 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two See more »

Filming Locations:

Toho Studios, Tokyo, Japan

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Akira Kurosawa married 'Yoko Yaguchi' 18 days after Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two (1945) premiered, marrying on May 21st, 1945. See more »

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Remade as Sugata Sanshirô (2007) See more »

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Middling, Not Classic Kurosawa
7 August 2011 | by crossbow0106See all my reviews

At first I was surprised by the opening scene in which an American sailor gets thrown into the river by the title character, in that it was just after the war. What follows is fairly pedestrian, the title character agrees to fight the American, who is a champion boxer, There are parts in this film about honor and being true to yourself and, while its a watchable film, it just barely holds up. You do not get hardly any character development, and no buildup that is interesting enough to sustain. Even in the Rocky films (except Rocky 5) Stallone made you anticipate the big event. So, what you have here is passable, but it in no way points to the amazing brilliance of his later films. Check it out without expecting too much.


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