Ryuzo Kikushima


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Stray Dog (1949) - Just Give Me A Hint The frustration and exhaustion of detective Murakami (Toshiro Mifune) is paplaable, as he pursues the notorious woman pickpocket Ogin (Teruko Kishi) through the sweaty streets of Tokyo seeking his stolen pistol, in Akira Kurosawa's Stray Dog, 1949.
Sanjuro (1962) - Attack Me! Toshiro Mifune (title character) is pretending he's defected and joined evil Muroto (Tatsuya Nakadai), when his pals led by Iori (Yuzo Kayama), not in on the scheme, stage a raid, in Akira Kurosawa's Sanjuro, 1962.
Sanjuro (1962) - Killing People Is A Bad Habit Having just rescued the chamberlain's daughter (Reiko Dan) and her mother (Takako Irie), Toshiro Mifune (title character), Iori (Yuzo Kayama) and their gang decide to flee, in Akira Kurosawa's Sanjuro, 1962.
Yojimbo (1961) - Chickening Out The Samurai Sanjuro (Toshiro Mifune) makes a strategic switch of sides, as the first confrontation between warring clans takes shape, in Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo, 1961.
Yojimbo (1961) - There's No Cure For Fools The Samurai (Toshiro Mifune) demonstrates his value by slaughtering three ruffians and placing an order with the coffin-maker (Atsushi Watanabe), early in Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo, 1961.
Sanjuro (1962) - You Wanna Fight? From the opening scene, Toshiro Mifune (title character) shows the nine Samurai led by Iori (Yuzo Kayama) that their true enemy is the superintendent, whose henchman Muroto (Tatsuya Nakadai) appears with posse, in Akira Kurosawa's Sanjuro, 1962.
Yojimbo (1961) - The Chance To Get Killed! The wandering Samruai (Toshiro Mifune) comes upon a son (Yosuke Natsuki) arguing with his father, before his memorable entry into the town, in Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo, 1961.
Throne Of Blood (1957) - Master Of North Castle Taketoki (Toshiro Mifune) and Miki (Minoru Chiaki) have to stay cool as they receive what should be great news, fulfilling an ominous prediction, in Akira Kurosawa's version of "Macbeth," Throne Of Blood, 1957.
Stray Dog (1949) - I Have No Excuse Ending director Akira Kurosawa's opening credits, framed entirely over a tight shot of a panting dog, working from his own unpublished novel, based on a real incident, introducing distraught detective Murakami (Toshiro Mifune) who's lost his gun, in desolate post-war Tokyo, in Stray Dog, 1949.
Stray Dog (1949) - Since The Boom Years Early in the hunt for his stolen gun, detective Murakami (Toshiro Mifune) has recruited Ichikawa (Reikichi Kawamura), who arranges for him to meet the lady pickpocket Ogin (Teruko Kishi), in Akira Kurosawa’s Stray Dog, 1949.
Stray Dog (1949) - Think It Over While You're Smoking Relieved to know he won’t be fired but still determined to recover his stolen gun, detective Murakami (Toshiro Mifune) meets veteran detective Sato (Takashi Shimura), who has taken over the interrogation of the fence Harumi (Keiko Awaji) in Akira Kurosawa’s Stray Dog, 1949.
Hidden Fortress, The - Let's Die Together! Re-united in the wake of a clever slave uprising, Tahei (Minoru Chiaki) and Matakishi (Kamatari Fujiwara) have the luck of cowards, in Akira Kurosawa's first wide-screen feature The Hidden Fortress, 1958.

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