Yojimbo (1961)

Not Rated  |   |  Action, Drama, Thriller

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A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.


  • Toshirô Mifune in Yojimbo (1961)
  • Toshirô Mifune in Yojimbo (1961)
  • Toshirô Mifune in Yojimbo (1961)
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  • Toshirô Mifune at an event for Yojimbo (1961)

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Sergio Leone was inspired by this film and made the famous "spaghetti western" A Fistful of Dollars (1964) with a similar plot. However, because Leone did not officially get permission to remake this film, which was copyrighted, Akira Kurosawa sued him.


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Action | Drama | Thriller

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