Yojimbo (1961)

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

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Akira Kurosawa challenged his assistant directors to come up with an image for the film to let Sanjuro know he was entering a bad town. He shot down all of their ideas, since all of them had already been done. Kurosawa himself then came up with the idea of the ... ...


Farmer: Wait, son.
Traveler: Let me go, father. It's my chance.


In the initial fight scene The Samurai cuts the first two adversaries in the mid-section, then slices the last man's arm off. That last man is first seen from behind holding the sword in his right arm above his head, but the arm holding the sword shown moments later is a left arm.


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