Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai (1954)

The Mighty Warriors Who Became the Seven National Heroes of a Small Town

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Summary

A samurai answers a village's request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six others to help him teach the people how to defend themselves, and the villagers provide the soldiers with food. A giant battle occurs when 40 bandits attack the village.

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  • Toshirō Mifune

    as Kikuchiyo
  • Takashi Shimura

    as Kambei Shimada
  • Yoshio Inaba

    as Gorobei Katayama
  • Seiji Miyaguchi

    as Kyuzo
  • Minoru Chiaki

    as Heihachi Hayashida
  • Daisuke Katô

    as Shichiroji
  • Isao Kimura

    as Katsushiro Okamoto
  • Keiko Tsushima

    as Shino
  • Yukiko Shimazaki

    as Rikichi's Wife
  • Kamatari Fujiwara

    as Manzô - Father of Shino
  • Yoshio Kosugi

    as Mosuke
  • Bokuzen Hidari

    as Yohei
  • Yoshio Tsuchiya

    as Rikichi
  • Kokuten Kôdô

    as Gisaku, the Old Man
  • Eijirō Tōno

    as Kidnapper
  • Jun Tatara

    as Coolie A
  • Atsushi Watanabe

    as Bun Seller
  • Toranosuke Ogawa

    as Grandfather of Kidnapped Girl
  • Isao Yamagata

    as Samurai
  • Kichijirô Ueda

    as Bandit Scout
  • Sôjin Kamiyama

    as Blind Player
  • Gen Shimizu

    as Samurai Who Kicks Farmers
  • Keiji Sakakida

    as Gosaku
  • Shinpei Takagi

    as Bandit Chieftain
  • Shin Ôtomo

    as Bandit Second-in-Command
  • Toshio Takahara

    as Samurai with Gun
  • Hiroshi Sugi

    as Tea Shop Owner
  • Hiroshi Hayashi

    as Weak Ronin
  • Sachio Sakai

    as Coolie #2
  • Sôkichi Maki

    as Strong-Looking Samurai
  • Ichirô Chiba

    as Buddhist Priest
  • Noriko Sengoku

    as Wife of Gono Family
  • Noriko Honma

    as Woman Farmer
  • Masanobu Ôkubo

    as Samurai
  • Etsuo Saijo

    as Bandit
  • Minoru Itô

    as Samurai
  • Haruya Sakamoto

    as Samurai
  • Gorô Sakurai

    as Samurai
  • Hideo Shibuya

    as Bandit
  • Kiyoshi Kamoda

    as Samurai
  • Senkichi Ômura

    as Bandit Who Escapes
  • Takashi Narita

    as Bandit Who Escapes
  • Shôichi Hirose

    as Bandit
  • Kôji Uno

    as Bandit
  • Masaaki Tachibana

    as Bandit
  • Kamayuki Tsubono

    as Bandit
  • Taiji Naka

    as Bandit
  • Chindanji Miyagawa

    as Bandit
  • Shigemi Sunagawa

    as Bandit
  • Akira Tani

    as Bandit
  • Akio Kusama

    as Bandit
  • Ryûtarô Amami

    as Bandit
  • Jun Mikami

    as Bandit
  • Haruo Nakajima

    as Bandit
  • Sanpei Mine

    as Farmer
  • Masahide Matsushita

    as Samurai
  • Kaneo Ikeda

    as Samurai
  • Takuzô Kumagaya

    as Gisaku's Son
  • Ippei Kawagoe

    as Farmer
  • Jirô Suzukawa

    as Farmer
  • Junpei Natsuki

    as Farmer
  • Kyôichi Kamiyama

    as Farmer
  • Haruo Suzuki

    as Farmer
  • Gorô Amano

    as Farmer
  • Akira Kitchôji

    as Farmer
  • Kôji Iwamoto

    as Farmer
  • Hiroshi Akitsu

    as Husband of Gono Family
  • Akira Yamada

    as Farmer
  • Kazuo Imai

    as Farmer
  • Eisuke Nakanishi

    as Farmer
  • Toku Ihara

    as Farmer
  • Hideo Ôtsuka

    as Farmer
  • Shû Ôe

    as Farmer
  • Yasuhisa Tsutsumi

    as Farmer in Front of Gono
  • Yasumasa Ônishi

    as Farmer
  • Tsuneo Katagiri

    as Farmer in Front of Gono
  • Megeru Shimoda

    as Farmer
  • Masayoshi Kawabe

    as Farmer
  • Shigeo Katô

    as Farmer
  • Yoshikazu Kawamata

    as Farmer
  • Takeshi Seki

    as Coolie #3
  • Haruko Toyama

    as Gisaku's Daughter-in-Law
  • Tsuruko Mano

    as Woman Farmer in front of Gono
  • Matsue Ono

    as Woman Farmer
  • Tsurue Ichimanji

    as Woman Farmer
  • Masako Ôshiro

    as Woman Farmer
  • Kyôko Ozawa

    as Woman Farmer
  • Michiko Kadono

    as Farmer's Wife
  • Toshiko Nakano

    as Farmer's Wife
  • Shizuko Azuma

    as Farmer's Wife
  • Michiko Kawabe

    as Farmer's Wife
  • Yûko Togawa

    as Farmer's Wife
  • Yayoko Kitano

    as Farmer's Wife
  • Misao Suyama

    as Woman Farmer
  • Toriko Takahara

    as Woman Farmer
  • Takeshi Katô

    as Samurai Wandering through Town
  • Tatsuya Nakadai

    as Samurai Wandering through Town
  • Ken Utsui

    as Samurai Wandering through Town
  • Ren Yamamoto

    as Farmer
  • Kyoko Mori

    as Farmer's Wife
Directing Akira Kurosawa Director
Writing Shinobu Hashimoto Screenplay
Writing Hideo Oguni Screenplay
Writing Akira Kurosawa Screenplay
Production Sôjirô Motoki Producer
Sound Fumio Hayasaka Original Music Composer
Camera Asakazu Nakai Director of Photography
Editing Akira Kurosawa Editor
Art Takashi Matsuyama Production Design
Directing Sakae Hirosawa Assistant Director
Directing Hiromichi Horikawa Assistant Director
Directing Yasuyoshi Tajitsu Assistant Director
Art Yoshirô Muraki Assistant Art Director
Crew Fumio Yanoguchi Sound Recordist
Lighting Shigeru Mori Lighting Technician
Camera Takao Saitô First Assistant Camera
Crew Takeharu Shimada Production Office Assistant
Directing Teruyo Nogami Script Supervisor
Sound Masaru Satô Music
Production Hiroshi Nezu Production Supervisor
Sound Ichirô Minawa Sound Effects Editor
Lighting Mitsuo Kaneko Lighting Technician
Art Kôichi Hamamura Set Decoration
Art Sô Matsuyama Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Kôhei Ezaki Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Mieko Yamaguchi Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Midori Nakajô Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Junjirô Yamada Makeup Artist
Directing Toshi Kaneko Assistant Director
Directing Masaya Shimizu Assistant Director
Art Kôichi Hamamura Property Master
Sound Masanao Uehara Sound Assistant
Crew Haruo Nakajima Stunts
Camera Masao Fukuda Still Photographer
Editing Hiroshi Nezu Editorial Manager
Production Yûji Hamada Accountant
Production Teruyo Nogami Production Assistant

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