A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master, enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the local gambling trade. Taking the name Sanjuro Kuwabatake, the ronin convinces both silk merchant Tazaemon and sake merchant Tokuemon to hire him as a personal bodyguard, then artfully sets in motion a full-scale gang war between the two ambitious and unscrupulous men.
|Tagline:||Better if all these men were dead. Think about it!|
|Cast:||Akio Kusama, Akira Tani, Atsushi Watanabe, Daisuke Katô, Eijirō Tōno, Fuminori Ôhashi, Fumio Kogushi, Fumiyoshi Kamagaya, Gen Shimizu, Haruya Sakamoto, Hideyo Amamoto, Hiromi Mineoka, Hiroshi Tachikawa, Hiroshi Takagi, Hiroshi Yoseyama, Ichirô Chiba, Ichirô Nakatani, Ikio Sawamura, Isuzu Yamada, Jerry Fujio, Jun Ôtomo, Jun’ichirô Mukai, Kamatari Fujiwara, Kô Nishimura, Kyû Sazanka, Michiko Kawa, Nadao Kirino, Namigoro Rashomon, Naoya Kusakawa, Noriko Honma, Rinsaku Ogata, Ryusuke Nishio, Sachio Sakai, Seizaburô Kawazu, Senkichi Ômura, Shin Ôtomo, Shinpei Takagi, Shôichi Hirose, Shôji Ôki, Susumu Fujita, Takashi Shimura, Takeshi Katô, Tatsuya Nakadai, Toshirō Mifune, Yasuzô Ogawa, Yoko Terui, Yôko Tsukasa, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Yōsuke Natsuki, Yutaka Sada|
|Director:||Akira Kurosawa, Masanobu Deme, Shirô Moritani, Teruyo Nogami|