Fight, Zatoichi, Fight

Fight, Zatoichi, Fight


座頭市血笑旅
Zatōichi Kesshōtabi
Zatoichi Blood Smile Journey
Director Kenji Misumi
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay Seiji Hoshikawa
Tetsuro Yoshida
Masaatsu Mastumura
Photography Chikashi Makiura
Sound Iwao Otani
Lighting Reijiro Yamashita
Art Akira Naito
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Kanji Suganuma
Production Companies Daiei
Release Date October 17, 1964
Runtime 87 minutes
Preceded by Zatoichi's Flashing Sword (1964)
Followed by Adventures of Zatoichi (1964)

座頭市血笑旅
Zatōichi Kesshōtabi
Zatoichi Blood Smile Journey

Director Kenji Misumi
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay Seiji Hoshikawa
Tetsuro Yoshida
Masaatsu Mastumura
Photography Chikashi Makiura
Sound Iwao Otani
Lighting Reijiro Yamashita
Art Akira Naito
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Kanji Suganuma
Production Companies Daiei
Release Date October 17, 1964
Runtime 87 minutes
Preceded by Zatoichi's Flashing Sword (1964)
Followed by Adventures of Zatoichi (1964)

Zatoichi, traveling by palanquin, comes across a struggling mother, Otoyo, and her infant son. He offers her he palanquin to make her journey quicker. However, a group of ronin who had been pursuing Zatoichi for the bounty on his head attack the palanquin, thinking him to be in it. Otoyo is killed, but the son survives. Zatoichi feels duty bound to deliver the baby safely to his father in Miyaki, a sixty mile journey.

Along the way, Zatoichi meets a traveling prostitute, Ko, who follows Zatoichi because he is lucky with gambling. After Zatoichi hires her to help care for the child, she begins to repent of her lifestyle and longs to remain with him and the child. When they arrive at Miyaki, Zatoichi discovers that the late woman’s husband, Unosuke, is the local yakuza boss, and is engaged to be married to the daughter of another prominent boss. Unosuke had let Otoyo be taken away as collateral for a loan, and he had no intention of receiving her back. He dismisses Zatoichi and refuses to take the child.

Zatoichi dismisses Ko, not wanting her habits to influence the child. Zatoichi is resolved to raise the child himself, but is gently dissuaded by a priest to leave him at the temple, lest he grow up to be a yakuza like Zatoichi. Meanwhile, the ronin who were pursuing Zatoichi convince Unosuke to join their plot. They meet Zatoichi in the woods and attempt to confuse him with torches. Zatoichi manages to slay the ronin and slays Unosuke after extracting an apology for his treatment of Otoyo. Zatoichi leaves the boy in the charge of the temple and departs.

企画
Planning
高森富夫
Tomio Takamori

財前定生
Sadao Zaizen
原作
Original Story
子母沢寛
Kan Shimozawa
脚本
Screenplay
星川清司
Seiji Hoshikawa

吉田哲郎
Tetsuro Yoshida

松村正温
Masaatsu Matsumura
撮影
Photography
牧浦地志
Chikashi Makiura
録音
Sound
大谷巌
Iwao Otani
照明
Lighting
山下礼二郎
Reijiro Yamashita
美術
Art
内藤昭
Akira Naito
音楽
Music
伊福部昭
Akira Ifukube
編集
Editor
菅沼完二
Kanji Suganuma
装置
Apparatus
伊藤万次郎
Manjiro Ito
擬斗
Action
宮内昌平
Shohei Miyauchi
音響効果
Sound Effects
倉嶋暢
Manabu Kurashima
助監督
Assistant Director
友枝稔議
Minoru Tomoeda
製作主任
Production Manager
今村喬
Takashi Imamura
現像
Developing
東洋現像所
Toyo Laboratory
出演者
Performers


勝新太郎
Shintaro Katsu

高千穂ひづる
Hizuru Takachiho

金子信雄
Nobuo Kaneko

加藤嘉
Yoshi Kato

石黒達也
Tatsuya Ishiguro

北城寿太郎
Jutaro Hojo

藤山浩二
Koji Fujiyama

天王寺虎之助
Toranosuke Tennoji

毛利郁子
Ikuko Mori

川口のぶ
Nobu Kawaguchi

近江輝子
Teruko Omi

伊達三郎
Saburo Date

南條新太郎
Shintaro Nanjo

浅尾奥山
Okayama Asao

南部彰三
Shozo Nanbu

橋本力
Chikara Hashimoto

石原須磨男
Sumao Ishihara

木村玄
Gen Kimura

杉山昌三九
Shosaku Sugiyama

玉置一恵
Kazue Tamaki

沖時男
Tokio Oki

堀北幸夫
Yukio Horikita

越川一
Ichi Koshikawa

山岡鋭二郎
Eijiro Yamaoka

千石泰三
Yuzo Sengoku

愛原光一
Koichi Aihara

黒木英男
Hideo Kuroki

原田清子
Kiyoko Harada

藤川準
Jun Fujikawa
監督
Director
三隅研次
Kenji Misumi