The Story of Osaka Castle

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The Story of Osaka Castle
Directed by Hiroshi Inagaki[1]
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka[1]
Written by Hiroshi Inagaki (screenplay)[1]
Takeshi Kimura (screenplay)[1]
based on novel by Genzo Murakami[1]
Starring Toshiro Mifune
Kyōko Kagawa
Akihiko Hirata
Music by Akira Ifukube[1]
Cinematography Kazuo Yamada[1]
Distributed by Toho Company Ltd. (Japan)
Toho Company Ltd. (1961) (USA) (subtitled)
Frank Lee International (1969) (USA) (subtitled)
Acteurs Auteurs Associés (AAA) (2006) (France) (DVD)
Release date
  • January 3, 1961 (1961-01-03) (Japan)[1]
  • June 6, 1961 (1961-06-06) (U.S.)[1]
Running time
95 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

The Story of Osaka Castle (大阪城物語, Ōsaka-jō Monogatari) is a 1961 color Japanese film directed by Hiroshi Inagaki based on historical events taking place in Japan during the beginning of the 17th century. It was also known as Daredevil in the Castle [1] and The Tale of Osaka Castle in the UK.[2]


The plot is set about a decade after the battle of Sekigahara. Toshiro Mifune's character, Mohei is a contumacious wandering samurai with his very own point of view. He arrives in the city of Osaka to look for new beginning. As a background, unfolds a conspiracy of the Toyotomi clan to stop Lord Ieyasu Tokugawa's ambition for personal domination of Japan.




  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay Stuart Galbraith IV (16 May 2008). The Toho Studios Story: A History and Complete Filmography. Scarecrow Press. p. 177. ISBN 978-1-4616-7374-3. 
  2. ^ "The Tale of Osaka Castle (1961) - Release Info - IMDb". Retrieved 2015-04-05. 
  3. ^ "Ôsaka-jô monogatari - Awards - IMDb". Retrieved 2015-04-05. 

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