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The Silent Stranger (1968)

Lo straniero di silenzio (original title)
An American gunfighter is tasked with delivering a valuable scroll to a feudal lord in Japan, and becomes embroiled in a feud between the lord and his rival cousin over ownership of land owed to a young princess in their care.

Director:

Luigi Vanzi (as Vance Lewis)

Writers:

Vincenzo Cerami (screenplay), Giancarlo Ferrando (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tony Anthony ... The Stranger
Lloyd Battista ... The American
Kin Ômae Kin Ômae ... Lord Motori (as Kin Omae)
Kanji Ohara Kanji Ohara ... Koeta
Kyôichi Satô Kyôichi Satô ... Koeta's Henchman (as Sato)
Yoshio Nukano Yoshio Nukano ... Motori Samurai
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An American gunfighter is tasked with delivering a valuable scroll to a feudal lord in Japan, and becomes embroiled in a feud between the lord and his rival cousin over ownership of land owed to a young princess in their care.

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A secret scroll leads the stranger halfway 'round the world, and into the middle of a brutal war. See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | Japan | USA

Release Date:

20 June 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Samurai on a Horse See more »

Filming Locations:

Kyoto, Japan See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (uncut 1968)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Thanks to a dispute between producer Allen Klein and MGM, the film was shelved and did not open in the U.S. until 1975, seven years after it was produced. See more »

Goofs

The Stranger ask to be paid for the scroll in Ryo in 1884 Japan. Ryo was abolished as being use as a currency unit in Japan after the Meiji Restoration of 1871 and replaced by the Yen. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Story of the Stranger (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

My God How the Money Rolls In
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged and sung by Tony Anthony
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An influential film?
7 May 2003 | by worldtyrantSee all my reviews

Ever see "Miller's Crossing"? How 'bout "Last Man Standing" with Bruce Willis? Well, before either of these movies there was "The Silent Stranger". The story leaves a few questions unanswered but for the most part it is intriguing and worth watching. I recommend it if you like either Westerns or Samurai flix. The combination is not as peculiar as you might think.


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