Starring: ICHIKAWA RAIZO and SHINTARO KATSU
Directed by : ISSEI MORI
This film rocketed Shintaro Katsu to major stardom alongside Raizo Ichikawa who was already a superstar. It tells the tale of two great swordsmen, Tange Tenzen (Ichikawa) and Nakayama Yasubei (Katsu), who after becoming good friends wind up on opposite sides of the vendetta between Lord Asano’s retainers and the family of Lord Kira that led to the famous revenge of the 47 Ronin (Chushingura).
The story is told in flashback as Yasubei and the other 46 ronin are marching to Kira’s mansion through the snowstorm on that fateful night.
1959 Widescreen Color 109 Mins.
Japanese with English Subtitles