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The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. min.

Plot Summary
A routed Japanese general, Yoshitsune (Hanshiro Iwai), and his group of loyal retainers are forced to flee from Yoshitsune's own traitorous brother. En route to a safe zone, Yoshitsune and his bodyguards must pass through a heavily garrisoned mountain stronghold held by his brother's forces. Hopelessly outnumbered, Yoshitsune and his guards, led by samurai Benkei (Denjirô Ôkôchi), decided that the safest way to pass through the checkpoint unharmed is to dress themselves as monks.

Cast: Hanshiro Iwai , Susumu Fujita , Kenichi Enomoto , Denjirô Ôkôchi , Masayuki Mori , Takashi Shimura , Akitake Kono , Yoshio Kosugi

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Genres: Drama, Adventure

The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail (1945)

Release Date: January 1st, 1945|1 hr. min.

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