The Hidden Fortress

Rated NR 139 minutes 1962

Japanese peasants Matashichi (Kamatari Fujiwara) and Tahei (Minoru Chiaki) try and fail to make a profit from a tribal war. They find a man and woman whom they believe are simple tribe members hiding in a fortress. Although the peasants don't know that Rokurota (Toshirô Mifune) is a general and Yuki (Misa Uehara) is a princess, the peasants agree to accompany the pair to safety in return for gold. Along the way, the general must prove his expertise in battle while also hiding his identity.

Film Credits

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Writer: Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryûzô Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa and Hideo Oguni

Producer: Sanezumi Fujimoto and Akira Kurosawa

Cast: Toshirô Mifune, Misa Uehara, Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Susumu Fujita and Takashi Shimura

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