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The Big Boss (1959)

Ankokugai no kaoyaku (original title)
Ryuta and Mineo Komatsu are brothers, both yakuza (gangsters). Mineo, although complicit in crime, even murder, wants out of the gangster life, hoping to become a successful singer instead.... See full summary »

Director:

Kihachi Okamoto

Writers:

Motosada Nishiki (as Motosada Nishigame), Shin'ichi Sekizawa
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kôji Tsuruta ... Ryuta Komatsu
Akira Takarada Akira Takarada ... Mineo Komatsu
Yumi Shirakawa Yumi Shirakawa ... Sumiko
Keiko Yanagawa Keiko Yanagawa ... Yoko
Mitsukô Kusabue Mitsukô Kusabue ... Rie (as Mitsuko Kusabue)
Seizaburô Kawazu ... Boss
Yôsuke Natsuki Yôsuke Natsuki ... Kashimura's assistant
Mickey Curtis Mickey Curtis
Haruo Tanaka
Makoto Satô Makoto Satô ... Goro
Akihiko Hirata ... Sado
Kokuten Kôdô
Noriko Honma Noriko Honma
Michino Yokoyama Michino Yokoyama ... (as Michiyo Yokoyama)
Sonomi Nakajima Sonomi Nakajima
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Ryuta and Mineo Komatsu are brothers, both yakuza (gangsters). Mineo, although complicit in crime, even murder, wants out of the gangster life, hoping to become a successful singer instead. Ryuta loves his brother, but Mineo's possible defection presents problems for the gang, and Ryuta realizes he must kill his brother if he wants to survive. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 January 1959 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Boss of the Dark Black City See more »

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Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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