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Snow Trail (1947)

Ginrei no hate (original title)
Three bank robbers, Eijima, Nojiri, and Takasugi, flee the police and escape into the mountains. At an inn high in the Japanese Alps, Eijima and Nojiri encounter a young woman and her ... See full summary »

Director:

Senkichi Taniguchi

Writer:

Akira Kurosawa
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toshirô Mifune ... Eijima
Takashi Shimura ... Nojiro
Yoshio Kosugi Yoshio Kosugi ... Takasugi
Akitake Kôno Akitake Kôno ... Honda
Setsuko Wakayama Setsuko Wakayama ... Haruko
Kokuten Kôdô ... Haruko's Grandfather
Fusatarô Ishijima Fusatarô Ishijima ... Shikanoyu Hotel Owner
Haruko Toyama Haruko Toyama ... Maid A
Chizuko Okamura Chizuko Okamura ... Maid B
Toshio Kasai Toshio Kasai ... Student
Ko Ishida Ko Ishida ... Student
Eizaburô Sakauchi Eizaburô Sakauchi ... Investigation Chief
Taizô Fukami Taizô Fukami ... Chief Detective
Fumio Ômachi Fumio Ômachi ... Detective
Kenzô Asada Kenzô Asada ... Reporter
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Storyline

Three bank robbers, Eijima, Nojiri, and Takasugi, flee the police and escape into the mountains. At an inn high in the Japanese Alps, Eijima and Nojiri encounter a young woman and her father, as well as Honda, a mountaineer. The inn folk do not realize their guests are wanted criminals and the visitors are treated with great kindness. Honda volunteers to lead them over the mountains, but Eijima's paranoia endangers all of them as they make the perilous trip. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 August 1947 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Snow Trail See more »

Filming Locations:

Mount Hakuba, Hokkaido, 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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This was the first feature for both Toshiro Mifune and composer Akira Ifukube. See more »

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1 January 2018 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

Three bank robbers are pursued across a dangerous snowy Japanese mountain range. They only have one hope and that is to rely on mountain-climbing expert Akitake Kono (Honda) who is stranded at the same mountain cabin as they are. The pursuing police are confident they will get the robbers. Mother nature has a few tricks up her sleeve.

It's a different setting for a film and the outdoor locations give it a welcome authenticity. There can be melodramatic moments and these supply unintentional humorous moments on occasion. However, the message of the film is sound and the story allows you to sympathize with one of the robbers - Takashi Shimura (Nojiro) - the leader of the gang. It's also funny to see how far American records can travel.


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