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The Life of a Horsetrader (1951)

Bakurô ichidai (original title)
This early gem starring the great Mifune Toshiro tells the tale of Katakana Yonetaro aka "The Shark," a rough-and-tumble horse trader in Japan's rugged northernmost territory of Hokkaddo.. ... See full summary »

Director:

Keigo Kimura

Writers:

Keigo Kimura, Masao Nakayama (novel) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Toshirô Mifune ... Yonetaro Katayama
Machiko Kyô ... Yuki
Takashi Shimura ... Rokutaro Kosaka
Ichirô Sugai ... Ogasawara
Bokuzen Hidari ... Gosaku
Yoshio Kosugi Yoshio Kosugi ... Jinzo
Haruyo Ichikawa Haruyo Ichikawa ... Haruno
Hikaru Hoshi Hikaru Hoshi ... Teiji Shimazaki
Kyôji Sugi Kyôji Sugi ... Magohachi
Mantarô Ushio Mantarô Ushio ... Senzo
Kumeko Urabe ... Onobu
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Storyline

This early gem starring the great Mifune Toshiro tells the tale of Katakana Yonetaro aka "The Shark," a rough-and-tumble horse trader in Japan's rugged northernmost territory of Hokkaddo.. always ready to drink, fight, gamble and chase women he falls victim to a crooked game with loaded dice. This little-known film captures the wild ways of early Japan after the fall of the shogunate when men had only their own strengths and skills to rely on. A brilliant yet tragic tale that can now be told.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

7 December 1951 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Life of a Horsetrader See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Followed by Zoku baku rou ichidai (1952) See more »

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