Zatoichi in Desperation

Zatoichi in Desperation


新座頭市物語・折れた杖
Shin Zatōichi Monogatari Oreta Tsue
New Zatoichi Story: Broken Cane
Director Shintaro Katsu
Producer Shintaro Katsu
Hiroyoshi Nishioka
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay Minoru Inuzuka
Photography Fujio Morita
Sound Masao Osumi
Lighting Genji Nakaoka
Art Seiichi Ota
Music Kunihiko Murai
Mitsuo Miyamoto
Editor Toshio Taniguchi
Production Companies Toho, Katsu Productions
Release Date September 2, 1972
Runtime 95 minutes
Preceded by Zatoichi at Large (1972)
Followed by Zatoichi's Conspiracy (1973)

新座頭市物語・折れた杖
Shin Zatōichi Monogatari Oreta Tsue
New Zatoichi Story: Broken Cane

Director Shintaro Katsu
Producer Shintaro Katsu
Hiroyoshi Nishioka
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay Minoru Inuzuka
Photography Fujio Morita
Sound Masao Osumi
Lighting Genji Nakaoka
Art Seiichi Ota
Music Kunihiko Murai
Mitsuo Miyamoto
Editor Toshio Taniguchi
Production Companies Toho, Katsu Productions
Release Date September 2, 1972
Runtime 95 minutes
Preceded by Zatoichi at Large (1972)
Followed by Zatoichi's Conspiracy (1973)

Zatoichi passes an elderly woman on a bridge. She stumbles, and in his confusion Zatoichi accidentally causes her to fall to her death. Zatoichi searches for the woman’s daughter, and finds her working in a brothel belonging to boss Mangoro. He decides to raise the funds to release the woman’s daughter, Nishikigi, from her contract. He quickly raises the funds from Mangoro’s gambling house, and pays for Nishigiki’s freedom. Ushimatsu, Nishigiki’s lover, despises Zatoichi for paying the debt he was trying to pay himself, and distrusts Nishigiki, even though Zatoichi has refused to touch her. Mangoro continues to execute his plans to terrorize the local fishermen in a bid to take over the fishing industry, in order to impress his big boss from Iioka.

Word comes down from Iioka that the big boss is offering a sizable reward for Zatoichi’s head. Mangoro decides to trap Zatoichi and collect the bounty himself and secure his position with the big boss. He sends Ushimatsu to rush Zatoichi when he is at home with Nishigiki. The initial attack fails, and the yakuza abscond with Nishigiki. Zatoichi arrives at Mangoro’s headquarters, where he is forced to disarm himself or else risk injury to Nishigiki. Mangoro has Ushimatsu impale Zatoichi’s hands, preventing him from wielding a sword. After Zatoichi retreats, Mangoro kills Ushimatsu out of spite and prepares to have his men kill Zatoichi for the big boss’s pleasure.

When Mangoro and his men approach Zatoichi, they find that he has fastened his sword to his hand with cloth, and is no less lethal for it. Mangoro’s men are slowly whittled down, and the big boss departs to leave Mangoro to his fate. Deserted by his men, Mangoro is executed by Zatoichi. Nishigiki tries to locate Zatoichi after the battle, but he has disappeared down the coastline, his footprints lost in the surf.

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
犬塚稔
Minoru Inuzuka
撮影
Photography
森田富士郎
Fujio Morita
録音
Sound
大角正夫
Masao Osumi
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

宮本光雄
Mitsuo Miyamoto
編集
Editor
谷口登司夫
Toshio Taniguchi
擬斗
Action
勝村淳
Jun Katsumura
音響効果
Sound Effects
倉嶋暢
Manabu Kurashima
助監督
Assistant Director
奥家猛
Takeshi Okuya
製作主任
Production Manager
足立源一郎
Genichiro Adachi
記録
Archiving
山本礼子
Reiko Yamamoto
現像
Developing
東洋現像所
Toyo Laboratory
出演者
Performers


勝新太郎
Shintaro Katsu

太地喜和子
Kiwako Taichi

吉沢京子
Kyoko Yoshizawa

高城丈二
Joji Takagi

小池朝雄
Asao Koike

春川ますみ
Masumi Harukawa

伏見直江
Naoe Fushimi

青山良彦
Yoshiko Aoyama

大滝秀治
Hideji Otaki

藤岡重慶
Jukei Fujioka

小海秦寛(子役)
Yoshihiro Koumi (Child)

松山照夫
Teruo Matsuyama

田島和子
Kazuko Tajima

古川ロック
Rokku Furukawa

浜田雄史
Hideo Hamada

森章二
Shoji Mori

勝村淳
Jun Katsumura

北野柘也
Yukuya Kitano

沖時男
Tokio Oki

真山達
Tatsu Mayama

薮内武司
Takeshi Yabuchi

新関順司郎
Shinjiro Shinsho

福井隆次
Ryuji Fukui

藤春保
Kei Fujiharu

伴勇太郎
Yutaro Ban

長岡三郎
Saburo Nagaoka

花岡秀樹
Hideki Hanaoka

森内一夫
Kazuo Moriuchi

松岡信江
Nobue Matsuoka

石井貴美子
Kimiko Ishii

三星東美
Tomi Mitsuboshi

山村嵯都子
Sachiko Yamamura

佐々木清乃
Kiyono Sasaki

中村賀津雄
Katsuo Nakamura
監督
Director
勝新太郎
Shintaro Katsu