The 47 Ronin (1941 film)

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The 47 Ronin
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Japanese movie poster
Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi
Produced by Shintarô Shirai
Written by Seika Mayama (play)
Kenichiro Hara
Yoshikata Yoda (screenplay)
Music by Shirō Fukai
Cinematography Kōhei Sugiyama
Distributed by Shochiku Kinema Kenkyu-jo
Release date
  • December 1, 1941 (1941-12-01) (Part 1 (Japan))[1]
  • February 11, 1942 (1942-02-11) (Part 2 (Japan))[2]
  • March 1979 (1979-03) (U.S.[citation needed])
Running time
223 min.
112 min. (part 1)
111 min. (part 2)
Country Japan
Language Japanese

The 47 Ronin (元禄 忠臣蔵, Genroku Chūshingura, "The Treasury of Loyal Retainers of the Genroku era") is a 1941/1942 black-and-white two-part jidaigeki Japanese film directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, adapted from a play by Seika Mayama. The film chronicles the end of the lives of the forty-seven Ronin.


Actors in the film include:[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "The 47 Ronin: Part I". Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 8 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "The 47 Ronin: Part II". Retrieved 8 February 2009. 

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