The Hidden Fortress (1958)

Original Title: 隠し砦の三悪人

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Genres
Drama, Action & Adventure
Runtime
2h 19min
Age rating
PG

Cast

Toshirō Mifune
Rokurota Makabe
Misa Uehara
Princess Yuki
Susumu Fujita
General Hyoe Tadokoro
Takashi Shimura
Izumi Nagakura
Eiko Miyoshi
Old Lady-in-Waiting
Toshiko Higuchi
Farmer's Daughter bought from slave trader
Yû Fujiki
Barrier guard
Yoshio Tsuchiya
Samurai on horse
Kokuten Kôdô
Old man in front of sign
Takeshi Katô
Fleeing, bloody samurai
Toranosuke Ogawa
Magistrate of the bridge barrier
Kichijirô Ueda
Slave Trader
Nakajirô Tomita
Potential slave buyer
Yoshifumi Tajima
Potential slave buyer
Sachio Sakai
Captured foot soldier
Makoto Satō
Yamada foot soldier
Yoshio Kosugi
Akisuki soldier
Akira Tani
Captured foot soldier
Yutaka Sada
Guard at bridge barrier
Takeo Oikawa
Guard at pass barrier
Takuzô Kumagai
Yamana foot soldier (as Jirô Kumagai)
Shôichi Hirose
Yamana soldier
Etsurô Saijô
Yamana samurai
Masayoshi Nagashima
Yamana samurai
Shin Ôtomo
Samurai on horseback
Minoru Itô
Samurai on horseback
Haruo Suzuki
Samurai on horseback
Shigekatsu Kanazawa
Samurai on horseback
Haruo Nakajima
Akisuki soldier
Ryû Kuze
Akitsuki soldier
Ichirô Chiba
Yamana foot soldier
Rinsaku Ogata
Second Young Man
Hiroyoshi Yamaguchi
Samurai on horseback
Haruya Sakamoto
Samurai on horseback

Synopsis

Japanese peasants Matashichi and Tahei try and fail to make a profit from a tribal war. They find a man and woman whom they believe are simple tribe members hiding in a fortress. Although the peasants don't know that Rokurota is a general and Yuki is a princess, the peasants agree to accompany the pair to safety in return for gold. Along the way, the general must prove his expertise in battle while also hiding his identity.

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