Zatoichi the Fugitive

Zatoichi the Fugitive


座頭市兇状旅
Zatōichi Kyōjōtabi
Zatoichi Funeral Journey
Director Tokuzo Tanaka
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Adaptation Minoru Inuzuka
Screenplay Seiji Hoshikawa
Photography Chikashi Makiura
Sound Sakae Nagaoka
Lighting Genji Nakaoka
Art Seiichi Ota
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Hiroshi Yamada
Production Companies Daiei
Release Date August 10, 1963
Runtime 86 minutes
Preceded by New Tale of Zatoichi (1963)
Followed by Zatoichi on the Road (1963)

座頭市兇状旅
Zatōichi Kyōjōtabi
Zatoichi Funeral Journey

Director Tokuzo Tanaka
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Adaptation Minoru Inuzuka
Screenplay Seiji Hoshikawa
Photography Chikashi Makiura
Sound Sakae Nagaoka
Lighting Genji Nakaoka
Art Seiichi Ota
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Hiroshi Yamada
Production Companies Daiei
Release Date August 10, 1963
Runtime 86 minutes
Preceded by New Tale of Zatoichi (1963)
Followed by Zatoichi on the Road (1963)

Zatoichi becomes embroiled in yakuza drama when the newly ascended heir of the territory, Sakichi, is targeted by a coup led by rival boss Yagiri. Yagiri has enlisted the services of the hot-headed ronin Tanakura. Tanakura’s wife happens to be Otane, who had fallen in love with Zatoichi several years ago. Zatoichi becomes aware of the threat on the naive but kind-hearted Sakichi, and does his best to protect the young boss.

Otane reunites with Zatoichi, but is ashamed of what she has become since marrying Tanakura. Zatoichi continues to believe in her good nature, despite her attempts to disillusion him. After Zatoichi thwarts an assassination attempt on Sakichi and kills several of the local yakuza, Sakichi comes under pressure from the other bosses to dispose of Zatoichi, or else he will be made to forfeit his territory.

Zatoichi learns that Otane has been kidnapped and pursues her, but it is a trap laid by Tanakura and Sakichi, who is desperate to retain his territory. When Yagiri’s men surround them, Yagiri and Otane withdraw and let Zatoichi fend for himself. Otane pleads with Tanakura to abandon the fight, knowing that Zatoichi is the better swordsman and not wishing her husband to die. Tanakura flies into a rage and kills her. Learning this, Zatoichi launches an all-out attack and slays Yagiri, causing his men to retreat. Tanakura and Zatoichi duel, and Zatoichi slays Tanakura. As he lays dying, Tanakura tries to convince Zatoichi that it was Otane who had planned the trap for him. Zatoichi rebuffs him, and he departs in sorrow.

企画
Planning
久保寺生郎
Ikuo Kubodera
原作
Original Story
子母沢寛
Kan Shimozawa
潤色
Adaptation
犬塚稔
Minoru Inuzuka
脚本
Screenplay
星川清司
Seiji Hoshikawa
撮影
Photography
牧浦地志
Chikashi Makiura
録音
Sound
長岡栄
Sakae Nagaoka
照明
Lighting
中岡源権
Genji Nakaoka
美術
Art
太田誠一
Seiichi Ota
音楽
Music
伊福部昭
Akira Ifukube
編集
Editor
山田弘
Hiroshi Yamada
装置
Apparatus
林米松
Yonematsu Hayashi
擬斗
Action
宮内昌平
Shohei Miyauchi
音響効果
Sound Effects
倉嶋暢
Manabu Kurashima
助監督
Assistant Director
土井茂
Shigeru Doi
製作主任
Production Manager
田辺満
Mitsuru Tanabe
現像
Developing
東洋現像所
Toyo Laboratory
出演者
Performers


勝新太郎
Shintaro Katsu

高田美和
Miwa Takada

万里昌代
Masayo Banri

成田純一郎
Junichiro Narita

小林勝彦
Katsuhiko Kobayashi

北城寿太郎
Jutaro Hojo

名和宏
Hiroshi Nawa

安部徹
Toru Abe

松居茂美
Shigemi Matsui

水原浩一
Koichi Mizuhara

嵐三右ヱ門
Tamiemon Arashi

村瀬幸子
Sachiko Murase

若杉曜子
Yoko Wakasugi

近江輝子
Teruko Omi

羅門光三郎
Mitsusaburo Ramon

玉置一恵
Kazue Tamaki

石原須磨男
Sumao Ishihara

浜田雄史
Hideo Hamada

沖時男
Tokio Oki

堀北幸夫
Yukio Horikita

藤川準
Jun Fujikawa

岩田正
Tadashi Iwata

大杉潤
Jun Osugi

越川一
Ichi Koshikawa

志賀明
Akira Shiga

加賀美健一
Kenichi Kagami

西岡弘善
Hiroyoshi Nishioka

山岡鋭二郎
Eijiro Yamaoka

黒木英男
Hideo Kuroki

種井信子
Nobuko Tanei

谷口和子
Kazuko Taniguchi
監督
Director
田中徳三
Tokuzo Tanaka