Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto

Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto


宮本武蔵
Miyamoto Musashi

Director Hiroshi Inagaki
Original Story Eiji Yoshikawa
Dramatization Hideji Hojo
Screenplay Tokuhei Wakao
Hiroshi Inagaki
Photography Jun Yasumoto
Art Director Kisaku Ito
Sound Choshichiro Mikami
Lighting Shigeru Mori
Music Ikuma Dan
Assistant Director Jun Fukuda
Editor Hidefumi Oi
Production Companies Toho
Release Date September 26, 1954
Runtime 94 minutes
Followed by Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955)
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宮本武蔵
Miyamoto Musashi

Staff
Director Hiroshi Inagaki
Original Story Eiji Yoshikawa
Dramatization Hideji Hojo
Screenplay Tokuhei Wakao
Hiroshi Inagaki
Photography Jun Yasumoto
Art Director Kisaku Ito
Sound Choshichiro Mikami
Lighting Shigeru Mori
Music Ikuma Dan
Assistant Director Jun Fukuda
Editor Hidefumi Oi
Info
Production Companies Toho
Release Date September 26, 1954
Runtime 94 minutes
Followed by Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955)

Takezo and Matahachi are villagers from Miyamoto who aspire to become samurai. Takezo has no family ties to leave behind, but Matahachi has an aging mother and his betrothed, Otsu, to look after. Nevertheless, Matahachi decides to join Takezo and fight for Toyotomi. During the battle of Sekigehara, Toyotomi’s forces are routed by Tokugawa’s, and Takezo and Matahachi are now renegades. They seek shelter with a woman, Oko, and her daughter Akemi. Akemi becomes attracted to Takezo, but he refuses her advances. Takezo fights off the local bandits who had threatened Oko, and she advances on him as well. Takezo flees. Oko is slighted and leaves immediately with Akemi and Matahachi in tow. Matahachi later becomes her husband.

Takezo fights his way back to Miyamoto, incurring the wrath of the newly instated authorities. He communicates to Matahachi’s mother that Matahachi is still alive, but refuses to discuss his relationship with Oko. However, Otsu receives a letter from Oko and is crestfallen to learn of his infidelity. The villagers are recruited to scour the countryside to apprehend Takezo so he can face justice for the violence committed against the authorities. The priest Takuan and Otsu venture into the wilderness and convince Takezo to surrender peacefully. Takuan takes him into his custody, and spares him from the authorities’ punishment. Instead, Takuan binds Takezo and hangs him from a tree, to put him in his place and impress upon him the foolishness of his actions.

After three days of this treatment, Otsu relents and frees Takezo. They flee the village together, admitting that they love each other now. The authorities are in hot pursuit. Takezo flees again, but Otsu is taken to Kyoto. Takezo pursues her, but is confronted by Takuan again, who locks him up and forces him to read literature. As the years pass, Takezo becomes a more humble and cultured man. The lord of Kyoto castle bestows the name Musashi Miyamoto upon him, and allows him to go free so that he may continue his training. Miyamoto reunites briefly with Otsu, who begs to join him. He agrees at first, but disappears when she leaves to gather her things. Miyamoto sets out on his own to become the master of the sword, and of himself.

原作
Original Story
吉川英治
Eiji Yoshikawa
製作
Producer
滝村和男
Kazuo Takimura
劇化
Dramatization
北條秀司
Hideji Hojo
脚本
Screenplay
若尾徳平
Tokuhei Wakao

稲垣浩
Hiroshi Inagaki
撮影
Photography
安本淳
Jun Yasumoto
美術監督
Art Director
伊藤熹朔
Kisaku Ito
美術
Art
園真
Makoto Sono
録音
Sound
三上長七郎
Choshichiro Mikami
照明
Lighting
森茂
Shigeru Mori
音楽
Music
團伊玖磨
Ikuma Dan
監督助手
Assistant Director
福田純
Jun Fukuda
編集
Editor
大井英史
Hidefumi Oi
特殊技術
Special Effects
東宝技術部
Toho Engineering Department
現像
Developing
東洋現像所
Toyo Laboratory
製作担当者
Production Manager
菅英久
Hidehisa Suga
出演者
Performers

武蔵
Musashi
三船敏郎
Toshiro Mifune
沢庵
Takuan
尾上九朗右衛門
Kurouemon Onoue
又八
Matahachi
三國連太郎
Rentaro Mikuni
お通
Otsu
八千草薫
Kaoru Yachigusa
お甲
Oko
水戸光子
Mitsuko Mito
朱実
Akemi
岡田茉莉子
Mariko Okada

三好栄子
Eiko Miyoshi

平田昭彦
Akihiko Hirata

阿部九州男
Kusuo Abe

小杉義男
Yoshio Kosugi

加東大介
Daisuke Kato

小澤栄
Eitaro Ozawa
観世流能楽 猩々
Kanzeryu Music Group
山階信弘
Nobuhiro Yamabe

上山草人
Sojin Kamiyama

谷晃
Akira Tani

如月寛多
Kanta Kisaragi

松尾文人
Fuminto Matsuo

大久保正信
Masanobu Okubo

増田正雄
Masuo Masuda

桜井美智夫
Michio Sakurai

恩田清二郎
Seijiro Onda
監督
Director
稲垣浩
Hiroshi Inagaki