Daredevil in the Castle

Daredevil in the Castle


大坂城物語
Ōsakajō Monogatari
Osaka Castle Story
Director Hiroshi Inagaki
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Original Story Genzo Murakami
Screenplay Takeshi Kimura
Hiroshi Inagaki
Photography Kazuo Yamada
Art Hiroshi Ueda
Sound Yoshio Nishikawa
Masanobu Miyazaki
Lighting Shoshichi Kojima
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Koichi Iwashita
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Action Director Ryu Kuze
Production Companies Toho
Release Date January 3, 1961
Runtime 95 minutes
Followed by Whirlwind (1964)

大坂城物語
Ōsakajō Monogatari
Osaka Castle Story
Director Hiroshi Inagaki
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Original Story Genzo Murakami
Screenplay Takeshi Kimura
Hiroshi Inagaki
Photography Kazuo Yamada
Art Hiroshi Ueda
Sound Yoshio Nishikawa
Masanobu Miyazaki
Lighting Shoshichi Kojima
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Koichi Iwashita
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Action Director Ryu Kuze
Production Companies Toho
Release Date January 3, 1961
Runtime 95 minutes
Followed by Whirlwind (1964)

Following the battle of Sekigahara, the Tokugawa clan overtook the Toyotomi’s and assumed rulership of Japan. However, the bitter pride of the Toyotomi’s offends Tokugawa and another war is feared. Mohei, an orphaned soldier, wanders into Osaka and falls afoul of a gang of samurai. He is rescued by Ai, who delivers him to Itamiya, a merchant, and Kobue, a blind noblewoman residing in Osaka Castle. To fulfill his obligation to them, they request Mohei to kidnap the lady Sen, a relative of Tokugawa who is confined in the castle; they wish to have her as hostage in order to broker a truce between the clans. However, Tokugawa spies also attempt to rescue Sen from the castle, and Mohei is forced to withdraw.

With all their other options spent, Kobue’s faction pleads with Itamiya to bargain with the Portuguese anchored near Osaka and purchase their weapons, before Tokugawa can do the same. However, Itamiya betrays Kobue and purchases the weapons to sell to Tokugawa instead. He also attempts to leave Ai as a “gift” to the Portuguese, but she is rescued by Mohei. Itamiya retreats to Sakai where he meets Kobue, who slays him for his treachery. Kobue departs in search of a lord who will act as a mediator between Tokugawa and Toyotomi. Mohei gathers the weapons Itamiya had purchased and takes them to Osaka Castle.

Tokugawa’s vast army quickly surrounds Osaka Castle. Mohei’s posse is able to sneak the weapons through the battle lines by posing as various clans from Tokugawa’s army. They finally manage to break into Osaka and deliver the weapons to the castle, using a cart of gunpowder to destroy a bridge and keep the enemy at bay. The maneuver buys Osaka Castle enough time for a truce to take effect. Mohei is offered employment with the castle, but he declines in favor of a quiet life in the countryside with Ai.

e製作
Producer
田中友幸
Tomoyuki Tanaka
原作
Original Story
村上元三
Genzo Murakami

「週刊朝日」連載 光文社・版
“Weekly Asahi” Serialized Kobunsha Edition
脚本
Screenplay
木村武
Takeshi Kimura

稲垣浩
Hiroshi Inagaki
撮影
Photography
山田一夫
Kazuo Yamada
美術
Art
植田寛
Hiroshi Ueda
録音
Sound
西川善男
Yoshio Nishikawa

宮崎正信
Masanobu Miyazaki
照明
Lighting
小島正七
Shoshichi Kojima
音楽
Music
伊福部昭
Akira Ifukube
監督助手
Assistant Director
高瀬昌弘
Masahiro Takase
編集
Editor
岩下廣一
Koichi Iwashita
現像
Developing
東京現像所
Tokyo Laboratory
製作担当者
Production Manager
川上勝太郎
Katsutaro Kawakami
特撮監督
Special Effects Director
円谷英二
Eiji Tsuburaya
光学撮影
Optical Photography
荒木秀三郎
Shozaburo Araki
撮影
Photography
有川貞昌
Sadamasa Arikawa
照明
Lighting
岸田九一郎
Kuichiro Kishida
特殊美術
Special Art
渡辺明
Akira Watanabe
合成撮影
Synthetic Photography
向山宏
Hiroshi Mukoyama
出演者
Performers


三船敏郎
Toshiro Mifune

香川京子
Kyoko Kagawa

星由里子
Yuriko Hoshi

久我美子
Yoshiko Kuga

山田五十鈴
Isuzu Yamada

夏木陽介
Yosuke Natsuki

平田昭彦
Akihiko Hirata

志村喬
Takashi Shimura

市川團子
Danko Ichikawa

田崎潤
Jun Tazaki

丹波哲郎
Tetsuro Tanba

中丸忠雄
Tadao Nakamaru

香川良介
Ryusuke Kagawa

藤木悠
Yu Fujiki

河津清三郎
Seizaburo Kawazu

藤田進
Susumu Fujita

岩井半四郎
Hanshiro Iwai

堺左千夫
Sachio Sakai

小杉義男
Yoshio Kosugi

上田吉二郎
Kichijiro Ueda

中北千枝子
Chieko Nakakita

東郷晴子
Haruko Togo

山本廉
Ren Yamamoto

大友伸
Shin Otomo

石田茂樹
Shigeki Ishida

長島武夫
Takeo Nagashima

天本英世
Hideyo Amamoto

櫻井巨郎
Goro Sakurai

大村千吉
Senkichi Omura

谷晃
Akira Tani

沢村いき雄
Ikio Sawamura

堤康久
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi

津田光男
Mitsuo Tsuda

熊谷二良
Jiro Kumagai

岡部正
Tadashi Okabe

宇野晃司
Koji Uno

手塚勝巳
Katsumi Tezuka

土屋詩朗
Shiro Tsuchiya

岩本弘司
Koji Iwamoto

生方壮児
Soji Ubukata

西条悦朗
Etsuo Saijo

山田彰
Akira Yamada

三浦敏男
Toshio Miura

緒方燐作
Rinsaku Ogata

中島春雄
Haruo Nakajima

細川隆一
Ryuichi Hosokawa

関田裕
Hiroshi Sekita

伊原徳
Toku Ihara

安芸津広
Hiroshi Akitsu

佐藤功一
Koichi Sato

千葉一郎
Ichiro Chiba

坪野鎌之
Kamayuki Tsubono

向井淳一郎
Junichiro Mukai

澁谷英男
Hideo Shibuya

三井一也
Kazuya Mitsui

黒木順
Jun Kuroki

ハンス・ホルネフ
Hans Hornef

ビル・バッスム
Bill Bassman

ユセフ・オスマン
Yusef Osman

ベリー・ハリウラ
Perry Hariura

黒岩小枝子
Saeko Kuroiwa

中野トシ子
Toshiko Nagano

小沢経子
Keiko Ozawa
殺陣
Action Director
久世竜
Ryu Kuze
監督
Director
稲垣浩
Hiroshi Inagaki