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三船敏郎 1920-1997

Works: 381 works in 2,649 publications in 12 languages and 33,577 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Samurai films  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Action and adventure films  War films  Detective and mystery films  Gangster films  Film noir 
Roles: Actor, Interviewee, Performer, Costume designer, pmn, Producer, Other, Composer, Director, Scribe
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by 三船敏郎
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

166 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man is murdered, his wife is raped by a bandit. A flashback technique is used to tell four different versions of what occurred
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

199 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a story of a group of Japanese farmers who hire seven professional swordmen, or samurai, to protect them from the yearly raids of bandits
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

155 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, Throne of blood, directed by Akira Kurosawa, sets Shakespeare's definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a ghostly, fog-enshrouded landscape in feudal Japan. As a hardened warrior who rises savagely to power, Toshiro Mifune gives a remarkable, animalistic performance, as does Isuzu Yamada as his ruthless wife. Throne of blood fuses classical Western tragedy with formal elements taken from Noh theater to create an unforgettable cinematic experience
Kagemusha by Tsutomu Yamazaki( Visual )

139 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a samurai who wanders into a town in turmoil. Pitting the town's two warring clans against each other, the mysterious samurai plays a profitable, yet dangerous game
Nora inu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

168 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A testament to the goodness of humankind, Akira Kurosawa's Red Beard (Akahige) chronicles the tumultuous relationship between an arrogant young doctor and a compassionate clinic director. Toshiro Mifune, in his last role for Kurosawa, gives a powerhouse performance as the dignified yet empathic director who guides his pupil to maturity, teaching the embittered intern to appreciate the lives of his destitute patients. Perfectly capturing the look and feel of 19th-century Japan, Kurosawa weaves a fascinating tapestry of time, place, and emotion
Kakushitoride no san akunin Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

115 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of rival clans, hidden gold and a princess in distress, The Hidden Fortress is a thrilling mix of fairy story and samurai action movie. It was Kurosawa's first film shot in the widescreen process of Tohoscope, and he exploited this to the full in the film's rich variety of landscape locations, including the slopes of Mount Fuji
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

104 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complex crime thriller in which the son of a chauffer is kidnapped, mistaken as the son of the chauffer's employer, a wealthy shoe manufacturer. A moral dilemma. Should the wealthy man pay the ransom anyway and risk losing his financial position?
Tsubaki Sanjūrō Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

106 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this sly companion piece to Yojimbo, the jaded samurai Sanjuro helps an idealistic group of young warriors weed out their clan's evil influences, and in the process turns their image of a 'proper' samurai on its ear"--Container
James Clavell's shōgun by Jerry London( Visual )

47 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Blackthorne is a ship-wrecked English navigator who becomes both an observer and a participant in historic changes in Japan during the Tokugawa, or, Edo period. Toranaga is a feuding warlord vying to become the supreme military dictator, or shōgun. Blackthorne is drawn into the turmoil and becomes determined to be the first foreigner to become a samurai warrior
Miyamoto Musashi Samurai I by Hiroshi Inagaki( Visual )

57 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third part of a trilogy directed by Hiroshi Inagaki, Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island, takes the legendary swordsman Musashi Miyamoto to the site of his famous duel with his rival Sasaki. Although Musashi had previously abandoned his life as a duelist, he agrees to one final contest on the shores of Ganryu Island. Based on the life of of the seventeenth century samurai, Musashi Miyamoto, this trilogy was one of the first color films produced in Japan. The three films, Legend of Musashi, Duel at Ichijoji Temple and Duel at Ganryu Island, faithfully follow Musashi's career, beginning with his decision to participate in the battle of Sekigahara during one of Japan's many clan wars. After experiencing defeat and living the life of a violent fugitive, Musashi is finally taken prisoner by Takuan Sōhō, a Zen Bhuddist priest who becomes his first teacher. In an effort to tame Musashi's arrogant temperament, Takuan locks Musashi in a castle room for three years. During this time, under the Zen priest's tutelage, Musashi slowly improves his character, ultimately comprehending the real meaning of swordsmanship. After enduring many hardships, and defeating some of Japan's best swordsmen, Musashi Miyamoto's fame spreads across Japan
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

59 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grieving son seeks revenge for his father's murder as he infiltrates the corrupt construction company that was responsible for his father's death. He marries his boss's daughter, but he falls in love with her and his plans for revenge fall apart
Yoidore tenshi = Drunken angel by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

78 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Sanada is an alcoholic, in part due to the despair that constantly assails him as he tries to keep the inhabitants of a post-World War II Tokyo slum as healthy as possible. Food and medical supplies are scarce, the neighborhood is around an open sewer, and the only place to buy medicines is the black market-- controlled by the Yakuza. Matsunaga, a young yakuza with a violent temper, seeks Sanada's help to remove a bullet from his hand, but Matsunaga's cough catches the doctor's attention. What follows is a wrestling match for Matsunaga's life. Will he follow Sanada's instructions and make the smart, healthy decision, or will he let the fabled yakuza code of honor destroy him?
Les bas-fonds The lower depths by Jean Renoir( Visual )

68 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les bas-fonds (93 min.): A Baron, forced by circumstances, gives up his life of luxury and to takes up residence in the slums of Paris. The Baron observes the frustrated romance between Wasska Pepel and Natacha, the thwarted dreams of an actor, and the oppressive cruelties of landlord Kostileff
Saikaku ichidai onna by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

71 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 17th-century Japan, a samurai's daughter, Oharu, falls in love with a pretty servant. Caught together, the man is beheaded and Oharu and her family are exiled. After enduring further misfortunes as a concubine, a courtesan, wife, and prostitute, Oharu becomes a mendicant nun in her old age
1941 by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spielberg presents a surprisingly comic look at the panic gripping Los Angeles in the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The zany comedy--set in L.A. just days after the attack-- portrays how the fear of an imminent Japanese invasion threw the city into a state of pandemonium
Daibosatsutōge The sword of doom by Kihachi Okamoto( Visual )

25 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in Japanese and English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ryunosuke is a sociopathic samurai. When he is scheduled for an exhibition match at his fencing school, the wife of his opponent begs Ryunosuke to throw the match, offering her own virtue in trade
Hakuchi Idiot by Pierre Léon( Visual )

58 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Dostoyevsky's fable of a holy fool, this story which takes place in Hokkaido in the winter is about a man who returns home after a stay in an asylum. He is being drawn toward Christianity, his antagonist is an anarchist
Jōiuchi hairȳo tsuma shimatsu by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

29 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clan lord orders an aging swordsman to have his son marry the lord's mistress, but reverses his decision after the young couple falls in love
Ikimono no kiroku I live in fear by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

40 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiichi Nakajima (Mifune) decides to relocate his family to the safe haven of Brazil from what he perceives is a nuclear holocaust. His methods of getting them there, by burning down their foundry, leads to his incarceration when the family commits him for being criminally insane. From the confines of the asylum Kiichi drifts into a fantasy world where he believes that the sun is an inferno created by the Earth when it exploded in a nuclear holocaust. 'I Live in fear' is Kurosawa's blatant criticism of the perils of nuclear warfare, and was produced at the height of the Cold War when the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union were all experimenting with nuclear testing. The destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was also a recent and painful memory. This a powerful study of patriarchy in Japanese society, and what Kiichi is willing to do to convince his family to support his beliefs. DVD
Zoku Miyamoto Musashi Ichijōji no kettō = Miyamoto Musashi two : duel at Ichijoji Temple by Hiroshi Inagaki( Visual )

23 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musashi is a wondering samurai swordsman who is honing his skills during a succession of duels. When he defeats a succession of students, he becomes marked for death and is attacked in a series of cowardly ambushes. Romantic threads are further complicated when two women meet and discover their rivalry. Musashi earns himself an archenemy who vows to defeat Musashi to make his name the finest in all of Japan
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Mifune, Toshirō

Mifune, Toshirō 1920-1997

Mifune Tosiró

Mifune, Tosiro 1920-1997

Minlang, Sanchuan.

Tociro Mifune

Toshiro Mifune

Toshirō Mifune acteur japonais

Toshirō Mifune aktor japoński

Toshiro Mifune Aktor Jepang

Toshirō Mifune attore, produttore cinematografico e regista giapponese

Toshiro Mifune Hapon nga aktor

Toshirō Mifune Japanese actor

Toshirō Mifune japanischer Schauspieler

Toshiro Mifune Japans acteur

Toshirō Mifune prolífico y consagrado actor japonés

Toširas Mifunė

Toşiro Mifune

Τοσίρο Μιφούνε

Мифунэ, Тосиро

Мифүнэ Тоширо

Міфуне Тосіро

Тoсірo Міфунe

Тасіра Міфунэ

Тосиро Мифунэ

Тосіро Міфуне Японський актор

Тоширо Мифуне

Տոսիրո Միֆունե

טאשירא מיפונע

טושירו מיפונה

توشيرو ميفوني

توشیرو میفونه تهیه‌کننده و بازیگر ژاپنی

توٙشیرو میفونئ

তোশিরো মিফুনে

டோஷிரோ மிபூன்

തൊഷീരൊ മിഫൂൻ

โทะชิโร มิฟุเนะ

მიფუნე ტოსირო

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ミフネ, トシロウ 1920-1997

三船, 敏郎 1920-1997

三船敏郎 1920-1997

三船敏郎 日本演員

Seven samuraiKumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)Nora inu = Stray dogKakushitoride no san akunin Hidden fortressJames Clavell's shōgunMiyamoto Musashi Samurai IDaibosatsutōge The sword of doomIkimono no kiroku I live in fearZoku Miyamoto Musashi Ichijōji no kettō = Miyamoto Musashi two : duel at Ichijoji Temple