Samaritan Zatoichi

Samaritan Zatoichi


座頭市喧嘩太鼓
Zatōichi Kenkadaiko
Zatoichi War Drum
Director Kenji Misumi
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay Kiyokata Saruwaka
Hisashi Sugiura
Tetsuro Yoshida
Photography Fujio Morita
Sound Yukio Kaibara
Lighting Shunji Kurokawa
Art Akira Naito
Music Sei Ikeno
Editor Toshio Taniguchi
Theme Song Performer Shintaro Katsu
Production Companies Daiei
Release Date December 28, 1968
Runtime 82 minutes
Preceded by Zatoichi and the Fugitives (1968)
Followed by Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970)

座頭市喧嘩太鼓
Zatōichi Kenkadaiko
Zatoichi War Drum

Director Kenji Misumi
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay Kiyokata Saruwaka
Hisashi Sugiura
Tetsuro Yoshida
Photography Fujio Morita
Sound Yukio Kaibara
Lighting Shunji Kurokawa
Art Akira Naito
Music Sei Ikeno
Editor Toshio Taniguchi
Theme Song Performer Shintaro Katsu
Production Companies Daiei
Release Date December 28, 1968
Runtime 82 minutes
Preceded by Zatoichi and the Fugitives (1968)
Followed by Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970)

Zatoichi is recruited by Boss Kumakichi to deal with a rogue yakuza, Unokichi. Zatoichi executes Unokichi, but then learns of Unokichi’s sister Osode. Osode was collateral for a loan Unokichi failed to pay on. Zatoichi turns against Kumakichi, and decides to escort Osode back to her hometown in Suwa. Kumakichi sends his men in pursuit. Meanwhile, another ronin, Kashiwazaki, takes an interest in Zatoichi, and seeks to duel him and take Osode for himself.

Kumakichi had actually intended to present Osode to the regional governor, Saruya, in exchange for a concession from the castle. Unimpressed with Kumakichi, Saruya decides to give the concession to a rival boss. Kumakichi kills Saruya in a rage, and frames Zatoichi. He joins with Boss Sashichi to set a trap for Zatoichi. Osode and Zatoichi are separated on the road, and Osode arrives in Suwa ahead of him. She is soon forced back into service by the local brothel to pay off her own debts.

When Zatoichi arrives, he immediately sets about rescuing Osode from the brothel, and turns the tables on Kumakichi and Sashichi. He executes them and slays most of their men, and absconds with a large amount of gold to pay off Osode’s debt. Kashiwazaki appears and challenges Zatoichi for Osode. They duel, and Zatoichi slays Kashiwazaki. Aftewards, Zatoichi disappears, leaving Osode with the gold to pay off the brothel.

企画
Planning
辻久一
Hisakazu Tsuji
原作
Original Story
子母沢寛
Kan Shimozawa
脚本
Screenplay
猿若清方
Kiyokata Saruwaka

杉浦久
Hisashi Sugiura

吉田哲郎
Tetsuro Yoshida
撮影
Photography
森田富士郎
Fujio Morita
録音
Sound
海原幸夫
Yukio Kaibara
照明
Lighting
黒川俊二
Shunji Kurokawa
美術
Art
内藤昭
Akira Naito
音楽
Music
池野成
Sei Ikeno
編集
Editor
谷口登司夫
Toshio Taniguchi
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
辻光明
Mitsuaki Tsuji
製作主任
Production Manager
村井昭彦
Akihiko Murai
主題歌
Theme Song
大映レコード
Daiei Records

Performer
勝新太郎
Shintaro Katsu
現像
Developing
東洋現像所
Toyo Laboratory
出演者
Performers


勝新太郎
Shintaro Katsu

三田佳子
Yoshiko Mita

佐藤允(東宝)
Makoto Sato (Toho)

西村晃
Ko Nishimura

藤岡琢也
Takuya Fujioka

ミヤコ蝶々
Chocho Miyako

清水彰
Akira Shimizu

五味龍太郎
Ryutaro Gomi

伊達岳志
Takeshi Date

戸浦六宏
Rokko Tora

玉川良一
Ryoichi Tamagawa

曽我町子
Machiko Soga

大川修
Osamu Okawa

杉山昌三九
Shosaku Sugiyama

木村元
Gen Kimura

水上保広
Yasuhiro Minakami

諸口旭
Akira Moroguchi

近江輝子
Teruko Omi

玉置一恵
Kazue Tamaki

堀北幸夫
Yukio Horikita

浜田雄史
Hideo Hamada

勝村淳
Jun Katsumura

薮内武司
Takeshi Yabuchi

黒木現
Gen Kuroki

西岡弘善
Hiroyoshi Nishioka

松田剛武
Takeshi Matsuda

藤春保
Kei Fujiharu

暁新二郎
Shinjiro Akira

和田哲児
Tetsuji Wada

千石泰三
Yuzo Sengoku

丘夏子
Natsuko Oka

遠山順子
Junko Toyama

織田利枝子
Keiko Oda

高寺正
Masa Takadera

長友宗之
Masayuki Nagatomo

辻勝彦
Katsuhiko Tsuji
監督
Director
三隅研次
Kenji Misumi