Sanjuro

Sanjuro


椿三十郎
Tsubaki Sanjūrō
Thirty-Year-Old Camellia
Director Akira Kurosawa
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Ryuzo Kikushima
Original Story Shugoro Yamamoto
Screenplay Ryuzo Kikushima
Hideo Oguni
Akira Kurosawa
Photography Fukuzo Koizumi
Takao Saito
Art Yoshiro Muraki
Sound Wataru Konuma
Lighting Ichiro Inohara
Music Masaru Sato
Assistant Director Shiro Moritani
Production Companies Toho, Kurosawa Productions
Release Date January 1, 1962
Runtime 96 minutes
Preceded by Yojimbo (1961)

椿三十郎
Tsubaki Sanjūrō
Thirty-Year-Old Camellia

Director Akira Kurosawa
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Ryuzo Kikushima
Original Story Shugoro Yamamoto
Screenplay Ryuzo Kikushima
Hideo Oguni
Akira Kurosawa
Photography Fukuzo Koizumi
Takao Saito
Art Yoshiro Muraki
Sound Wataru Konuma
Lighting Ichiro Inohara
Music Masaru Sato
Assistant Director Shiro Moritani
Production Companies Toho, Kurosawa Productions
Release Date January 1, 1962
Runtime 96 minutes
Preceded by Yojimbo (1961)

A group of young samurai meet at a temple to discuss their efforts to expose corruption in the clan. They fear that the clan leader, Mutsuta, is aiding the corrupt elements, and they seek the assistance of Kikui to deal with him. Their meeting is overheard by Sanjuro, who is resting in the temple. He deduces from their conversation that Mutsuta is the trustworthy one, and Kikui is corrupt. The samurai are fearful, since they are expected to meet Kikui at the temple that night. Sanjuro conceals them and deals with Kikui’s men when they arrive. Sanjuro meets Muroto, Kikui’s retainer, who offers him employment if he desires it.

Sanjuro and the samurai observe Mutsuta’s residence and confirm that he has been kidnapped by Kikui’s men; Kikui is trying to force Mutsuta to write a confession of corruption that will shield Kikui from his wrongdoing. They rescue Mutsuta’s wife and daughter and set up their headquarters in the house of Terada. The house is on the neighboring property to Kurofuji, one of Kikui’s co-conspirators. Sanjuro attempts to infiltrate Kikui’s army by accepting Muroto’s offer of employment. The young samurai distrust him and follow him, but are captured instead. Sanjuro is forced to slay their guards and release them, framing it as an attack by Mutsuta’s loyalists. Muroto releases him from service for allowing them to escape. Sanjuro berates the young samurai for spoiling his plans.

The samurai learn that the army is massing at Kurofuji’s house, which confirms their suspicions that Mutsuta is being held there. Sanjuro hatches a plan to have Kikui send his army out by feeding him a story about Mutsuta loyalists congregating at a distant temple. The army is sent out, but Kurofuji realizes a discrepancy in Sanjuro’s story, and has him apprehended. Muroto is dispatched to bring back the army. Sanjuro tricks Kurofuji into signaling the young samurai to attack. They free Sanjuro and Mutsuta. In the aftermath, Kikui commits harakiri, and his co-conspirators are banished. Mutsuta offers Sanjuro employment, but Sanjuro refuses and departs. Sanjuro and Muroto meet on the road outside the village and a bloody duel ensues. Sanjuro wins, but solemnly warns the onlooking samurai to not become violent like him.

製作
Producer
田中友幸
Tomoyuki Tanaka

菊島隆三
Ryuzo Kikushima

山本周五郎作 『日々平安』より
From Shugoro Yamamoto’s work “Everyday Peace"
脚本
Screenplay
菊島隆三
Ryuzo Kikushima

小国英雄
Hideo Oguni

黒澤明
Akira Kurosawa
撮影
Photography
小泉福造
Fukuzo Koizumi

斎藤孝雄
Takao Saito
美術
Art
村木与四郎
Yoshiro Muraki
録音
Sound
小沼渡
Wataru Konuma
照明
Lighting
猪原一郎
Ichiro Inohara
音楽
Music
佐藤勝
Masaru Sato
整音
Dubbing
下永尚
Hisashi Shimonaga
監督助手
Assistant Director
森谷司郎
Shiro Moritani
現像
Developing
キヌタ・ラボラトリー
Kinuta Laboratory
製作担当者
Production Manager
根津博
Hiroshi Nezu
出演者
Performers


三船敏郎
Toshiro Mifune

仲代達矢
Tatsuya Nakadai

小林桂樹
Keiju Kobayashi

加山雄三
Yuzo Kayama

団令子
Reiko Dan

志村喬
Takashi Shimura

藤原釜足
Kamatari Fujiwara

入江たか子
Takako Irie

清水将夫
Masao Shimizu

伊藤雄之助
Yunosuke Ito

久保明
Akira Kubo

太刀川寛
Hiroshi Tachikawa

土屋嘉男
Yoshio Tsuchiya

田中邦衛
Kunie Tanaka

江原達怡
Tatsuyoshi Ehara

平田昭彦
Akihiko Hirata

小川虎之助
Toranosuke Ogawa

堺左千夫
Sachio Sakai

松井鍵三
Kenzo Matsui

樋口年子
Toshiko Higuchi

波里達彦
Teruhiko Hari

佐田豊
Yutaka Sada

清水元
Gen Shimizu

大友伸
Shin Otomo

広瀬正一
Shoichi Hirose

伊藤実
Minoru Ito

宇留耕司
Koji Ujito

山口博義
Hiroshi Yamaguchi

大橋史典
Fuminori Ohashi
剣技指導
Sword Instruction
久世竜
Ryu Kuze
監督
Director
黒澤明
Akira Kurosawa