Starring Toshiro Mifune as Musashi Miyamoti, this first film in Hiroshi Inagaki's Samurai Trilogy won a 1956 Honorary Oscar for Best Foreign Film. Struggling to elevate himself from his low caste in 17th century Japan, Mayamoto trains to become a mighty samurai warrior. In the film's bracing climax, Miyamoto finally gets a chance to prove himself.
|Toshirô Mifune||Rentarô Mikuni|
|Mariko Okada||Kuroemon Onoe|
|Kaoru Yachigusa||Mitsuko Mito|
|Eiko Miyoshi||Akihiko Hirata|
|19||25 Greatest Films of 1954|