Yojimbo

Yojimbo

A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master, enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the local gambling trade. Taking the name Sanjuro Kuwabatake, the ronin convinces both silk merchant Tazaemon and sake merchant Tokuemon to hire him as a personal bodyguard, then artfully sets in motion a full-scale gang war between the two ambitious and unscrupulous men.

TitleYojimbo
Original Title用心棒
Release DateApril 25th, 1961
GenresDrama, Thriller
Runtime
DirectorsAkira Kurosawa, Teruyo Nogami, Masanobu Deme, Shirô Moritani
WritersAkira Kurosawa, Ryûzô Kikushima
Production CompanyToho Company, Ltd.
Production CountryJapan
Plot Keywordsjapan, gambling, swordplay, samurai, sword, bodyguard, fighting, family, intrigue, ronin, revolver, edo period, feudal japan, 19th century
Toshirō Mifune
Toshirō Mifune
Sanjuro Kuwabatake / The Samurai
Tatsuya Nakadai
Tatsuya Nakadai
Unosuke, gunfighter
Yôko Tsukasa
Yôko Tsukasa
Nui
Isuzu Yamada
Isuzu Yamada
Orin
Daisuke Katô
Daisuke Katô
Inokichi
Takashi Shimura
Takashi Shimura
Tokuemon, sake brewer
Seizaburô Kawazu
Seizaburô Kawazu
Seibê - brothel operator
Eijirō Tōno
Eijirō Tōno
Gonji, tavern keeper
Kamatari Fujiwara
Kamatari Fujiwara
Tazaemon
Ikio Sawamura
Ikio Sawamura
Hansuke
The Bodyguard
Le Garde du Corps
Yojimbo – O Guarda-Costas
Ochránce
El mercenario
Yôjinbô
요짐보
Yojimbo
Jodžimbo
April 25th, 1961
September 13th, 1961
March 15th, 1963
May 9th, 1963
October 28th, 1964
November 9th, 1967
March 29th, 1965
January 25th, 2017