Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island

Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island


宮本武蔵 完結篇 決闘巌流島
Miyamoto Musashi Kanketsuhen Kettō Ganryūshima
Miyamoto Musashi Completion: Duel Ganryu Island

Director Hiroshi Inagaki
Original Story Eiji Yoshikawa
Dramatization Hideji Hojo
Screenplay Tokuhei Wakao
Hiroshi Inagaki
Photography Kazuo Yamada
Art Director Kisaku Ito
Sound Masanobu Miyazaki
Lighting Tsuruzo Nishikawa
Music Ikuma Dan
Assistant Director Jun Fukuda
Editor Koichi Iwashita
Production Companies Toho
Release Date January 3, 1956
Runtime 104 minutes
Preceded by Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955)
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宮本武蔵 完結篇 決闘巌流島
Miyamoto Musashi Kanketsuhen Kettō Ganryūshima
Miyamoto Musashi Completion: Duel Ganryu Island

Staff
Director Hiroshi Inagaki
Original Story Eiji Yoshikawa
Dramatization Hideji Hojo
Screenplay Tokuhei Wakao
Hiroshi Inagaki
Photography Kazuo Yamada
Art Director Kisaku Ito
Sound Masanobu Miyazaki
Lighting Tsuruzo Nishikawa
Music Ikuma Dan
Assistant Director Jun Fukuda
Editor Koichi Iwashita
Info
Production Companies Toho
Release Date January 3, 1956
Runtime 104 minutes
Preceded by Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955)

Sasaki, a wandering swordsman, dreams of one day challenging and defeating Miyamoto in combat, and thus earning a name for himself. Sasaki’s skills bring him to the attention of the Shogun’s teacher, and he is considered for a position among the samurai at the Shogun’s court. However, others in the court are secretly seeking out Miyamoto himself for the same position. Miyamoto and Sasaki encounter each other and agree to a duel. When Miyamoto learns that Sasaki is being considered for the court, he declines to meet with Sasaki, desiring that such a skilled swordsman as he be allowed to live and pursue the prestige associated with the court. Miyamoto, meanwhile, turns his back on material wealth and returns to his roots as a farmer.

Otsu, Miyamoto’s love, reunites with him at the farming village where he has taken up residence. However, Akemi, who is also jealous for Miyamoto, also appears. Akemi has actually been sent as a decoy by bandits to trick the villagers into a false sense of security, so that they can attack the village by surprise. At first Akemi is reluctant to play into the bandits’ scheme, but when Miyamoto is persistent in resisting her advances, she grows bitter toward him and changes her mind. When the bandits do attack, Miyamoto is able to drive them off, but Akemi is killed in the ensuing violence.

Sasaki contacts Miyamoto; he has been accepted into the court and wishes to have their duel before he takes office. Ganryu Island is chosen as the site for the duel. Miyamoto arrives at a nearby monastery to prepare. Otsu follows him there, pleading with him to give up his samurai ways and come live with her. Miyamoto responds by agreeing to take her to wife, but only if she will consent to being a samurai’s wife. Miyamoto and Sasaki meet in combat on the shores of Ganryu. Miyamoto fights with an oar, to keep Sasaki’s longer blade at bay. The sun rises behind him, blinding Sasaki and allowing Miyamoto to rush him and deliver the fatal blow. The court nobles are impressed by the performance, but Miyamoto is sorry to have lost such a remarkable opponent, and departs.

製作
Producer
滝村和男
Kazuo Takimura
原作
Original Story
吉川英治
Eiji Yoshikawa
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
山田一夫
Kazuo Yamada
美術監督
Art Director
伊藤熹朔
Kisaku Ito
美術
Art
植田寛
Hiroshi Ueda
録音
Sound
宮崎正信
Masanobu Miyazaki
照明
Lighting
西川鶴三
Tsuruzo Nishikawa
音楽
Music
團伊玖磨
Ikuma Dan
監督助手
Assistant Director
福田純
Jun Fukuda
編集
Editor
岩下廣一
Koichi Iwashita
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


鶴田浩二
Koji Tsuruta

三船敏郎
Toshiro Mifune

八千草薫
Kaoru Yachigusa

瑳峨三智子
Michiko Saga

岡田茉莉子
Mariko Okada

志村喬
Takashi Shimura

千秋実
Minoru Chiaki

佐々木孝丸
Takamaru Sasaki

加東大介
Daisuke Kato

田中春男
Haruo Tanaka

上田吉二郎
Kichijiro Ueda

富田仲次郎
Nakajiro Tomita

高堂國典
Kuninori Kodo

沢村宗之助
Sonosuke Sawamura

山田巳之助
Minosuke Yamada

清川荘司 (東映)
Soji Kiyokawa (Toei)

櫻井将紀
Masaki Sakurai

岡豊
Yutaka Oka

葉山富之輔
Tominosuke Hayama

音羽久米子
Kumeko Otowa

出雲八恵子
Yaeko Izumo

本間文子
Noriko Honma

沢村いき雄
Ikio Sawamura

櫻井巨郎
Giro Sakurai

西條悦朗
Etsuro Saijo

河崎竪男
Karasaki Kawasaki

松尾文人
Fuminto Matsuo

山本廉
Ren Yamamoto

大橋史典
Fuminori Ohashi

登山晴子
Haruko Toyama

熊谷二良
Jiro Kumagai

渋谷英男
Hideo Shibuya

手塚勝巳
Katsumi Tezuka

勝本圭一郎
Keiichiro Katsumoto

土屋博敏
Shiro Tsuchiya

増田正雄
Masuo Masuda

安芸津融
Hiroshi Akitsu

大村千吉
Senkichi Omura
監督
Director
稲垣浩
Hiroshi Inagaki