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三船敏郎 1920-1997

Works: 636 works in 2,578 publications in 9 languages and 33,214 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Samurai films  History  Action and adventure films  Detective and mystery films  War films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Gangster films 
Roles: Actor, Interviewee, Performer, Costume designer, pmn, Other, Producer, Composer, Scribe, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by 三船敏郎
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

152 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four people involved in the murder of a gentleman in feudal Japan and the seduction of his wife report differing views of what actually happened
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

124 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 16th century Japanese village hires professional warriors to fend off bandits. When the samurai arrive, a spectacular series of battle begins
Yōjinbō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

121 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,963 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
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

68 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 16th century Japan, Toshiro Mifune as Macbeth plays a simple soldier, full of exuberance and fire. The samurai is goaded by his wife and a spirit to murder his friend and his lord. Kurosawa's film is noteworthy for its eeerie atmospherics and powerful use of elements derived from Noh theatre. (Circulates)
Kakushitoride no san akunin by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

54 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A princess must escape across enemy lines with the royal treasure, guarded only by a loyal general and two greedy peasants
Shichinin no samurai Seven samurai( Visual )

19 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in Japanese and English and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This epic masterpiece is about a group of 16th century samurai who are hired to defend a small Japanese village that finds itself annually raided by an army of bandits who steal the meager crops harvested by the peasants. Tired of relinquishing their food supply but woefully inept in combat skills, the villagers decide to hire a band of samurai to protect them. In addition to the primary conflict between the villagers and the bandits, much of the tale revolves around young Katsushiro's coming-of-age, both sexually and emotionally. Kikuchiyo's search for acceptance forms the other major storyline. Indeed, everyone in Seven Samurai is searching: for adventure, for experience, for freedom from their oppressors
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

41 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complex crime thriller in which a wealthy shoe manufacturer's chauffeur's son is kidnapped in mistake for his own, and he faces a moral dilemma
James Clavell's shōgun by James Clavell( Visual )

37 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,111 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
Tsubaki Sanjūrō Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

73 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lazy samurai comes to the aid of idealistic but naive young warriors
Nora inu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

20 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in Japanese and No Linguistic content and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bad day gets worse for rookie detective Murakami when a pickpocket steals his gun on a hot, crowded bus. Desperate to right the wrong, he goes undercover, scavenging Tokyo's sweltering streets for the thief, whose desperation has led him to a life of crime. With each step, the cop and the criminal's lives become more intertwined and the investigation becomes an examination of Murakami's own dark side --
Yoidore tenshi = Drunken angel by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

31 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 731 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?
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

23 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young executive hunts down his father's killer. A tale about corruption in the boardrooms of postwar corporate Japan as seen through the rising executive eyes
Tsubaki Sanjūrō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

23 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of young men set out to clean up the corruption in their town. They are joined by a scruffy, cynical samurai who doesn't fit their concept of how a warrior should look and act
Akahige Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

18 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vain young doctor learns a valuable lesson from the dedicated director of a clinic for destitute patients
1941 by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 615 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
Saikaku ichidai onna by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

41 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 570 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
Jōiuchi hairȳo tsuma shimatsu by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

16 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 514 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
Hakuchi Idiot by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

21 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 500 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
Kumonosujō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

26 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. A Samurai lord kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy
Daibosatsutōge The sword of doom by Kihachi Okamoto( Visual )

11 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in Japanese and English and held by 463 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
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Alternative Names
Mifune, Toshirō

Mifune, Toshirō 1920-1997

Mifune Tosir

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

Toshirō Mifune Japanese actor

Toshirō Mifune japanischer Schauspieler

Toshiro Mifune Japans acteur

Toshirō Mifune prolfico y consagrado actor japons

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

তোশিরো মিফুনে

டோஷிரோ மிபூன்

തൊഷീരൊ മിഫൂൻ

โทะชิโร มิฟุเนะ

მიფუნე ტოსირო

미후네 도시로 일본의 남자 영화 배우

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 samuraiKakushitoride no san akuninJames Clavell's shōgunNora inu = Stray dogKumonosujōDaibosatsutōge The sword of doom