Zatoichi at Large

Zatoichi at Large


座頭市御用旅
Zatōichi Goyōtabi
Zatoichi Favorite Journey

Director Kazuo Mori
Producer Shintaro Katsu
Hiroyoshi Nishioka
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay Kinya Naoi
Photography Fujio Morita
Sound Iwao Otani
Lighting Genji Nakaoka
Art Seiichi Ota
Music Kunihiko Murai
Editor Toshio Taniguchi
Production Companies Toho, Katsu Productions
Release Date January 15, 1972
Runtime 90 minutes
Preceded by Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman (1971)
Followed by Zatoichi in Desperation (1972)
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座頭市御用旅
Zatōichi Goyōtabi
Zatoichi Favorite Journey

Staff
Director Kazuo Mori
Producer Shintaro Katsu
Hiroyoshi Nishioka
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay Kinya Naoi
Photography Fujio Morita
Sound Iwao Otani
Lighting Genji Nakaoka
Art Seiichi Ota
Music Kunihiko Murai
Editor Toshio Taniguchi
Info
Production Companies Toho, Katsu Productions
Release Date January 15, 1972
Runtime 90 minutes
Preceded by Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman (1971)
Followed by Zatoichi in Desperation (1972)

Zatoichi chances upon a dying woman in the throes of childbirth. He helps deliver the child but the mother dies. He tries to reunite the child with his father Sataro, but finds his aunt instead, Oyae. Oyae’s village has Tobei as its deputy, but he is ill equipped to fend off the invading forces of boss Tetsugoro, who quickly establishes control over the village’s commerce. Zatoichi intervenes and earns Tetsugoro’s ire and Tobei’s respect. Zatoichi learns that Tetsugoro is extorting Oyae to pay up an old debt with her body as collateral, and determines to save her from that fate.

Sataro arrives and learns what has happened. He had sent the payment for the debt with his wife, but it was stolen from her before Zatoichi found her. Zatoichi finds a wanted poster of himself and attempts to inform on himself to Tobei, in exchange for the reward money. Tobei gives him the money but refuses to apprehend him because of his good intentions. When Zatoichi leaves, Tetsugoro appears and accuses Tobei of colluding with a fugitive and demands that he surrender his rank. Tobei refuses, and Tetsugoro kills him. He also has Satoro killed, but in doing so reveals that one of his men had intercepted his wife and stolen the money.

Zatoichi learns of Tetsugoro’s deeds and confronts him in his mansions. Holding him at swordpoint, he forces him to tear up Oyae’s deed and to surrender incense money for both Tobei and Satoro. Oyae flees while Zatoichi tears into Tetsugoro’s men. He slays Tetsugoro and flees into the woods. He meets Oyae and gives her the incense money to help raise Satoro’s child, and departs.

製作
Producer
勝新太郎
Shintaro Katsu

西岡弘善
Hiroyoshi Nishioka
企画
Planning
久保寺生郎
Ikuo Kubodera
原作
Original Story
子母沢寛
Kan Shimozawa
脚本
Screenplay
直居欽哉
Kinya Naoi
撮影
Photography
森田富士郎
Fujio Morita
録音
Sound
大谷巌
Iwao Otani
照明
Lighting
中岡源権
Genji Nakaoka
美術
Art
太田誠一
Seiichi Ota
音楽
Music
村井邦彦
Kunihiko Murai
編集
Editor
谷口登司夫
Toshio Taniguchi
音響効果
Sound Effects
倉嶋暢
Manabu Kurashima
擬斗
Action
楠本栄一
Eiichi Kusumoto
助監督
Assistant Director
南野梅雄
Umeo Minamino
記録
Archiving
山本礼子
Reiko Yamamoto
製作主任
Production Manager
足立源一郎
Genichiro Adachi
現像
Developing
東洋現像所
Toyo Laboratory
囗演
Performance
王川勝太郎
Katsutaro Okawa
出演者
Performers


勝新太郎
Shintaro Katsu

森繁久彌
Hisaya Morishige

高橋悦史
Etsushi Takahashi

大谷直子
Naoko Otani

笑福亭仁鶴
Nikaku Shofukutei

田辺一鶴
Ikkaku Tanabe

正司敏江・玲児
Toshie & Reiko Shoji

酒井修
Osamu Sakai

石橋蓮司
Renji Ishibashi

蟹江敬三
Keizo Kanie

しめぎしがこ
Shigako Shimegi

新條久多美
Kutami Shinjo

岡本健(子役)
Ken Okamoto (Child)

明石勤
Tsutomu Akashi

大川修
Osamu Okawa

秋山勝俊
Katsutoshi Akiyama

南條新太郎
Shintaro Nanjo

深江章喜
Shoki Fukae

里見潤
Jun Satomi

大野恵三子
Emiko Ono

近江輝子
Teruko Omi

芝田總二
Soji Shibata

大杉潤
Jun Osugi

森内一夫
Kazuo Moriuchi

勝村淳
Jun Katsumura

三国連太郎
Rentaro Mikuni
監督
Director
森一生
Kazuo Mori