Japanese peasants Matashichi and Tahei 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 is a general and Yuki 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.
Cast: Akira Tani, Eiko Miyoshi, Etsurô Saijô, Fuminori Ôhashi, Haruo Nakajima, Haruo Suzuki, Haruya Sakamoto, Hiroyoshi Yamaguchi, Ichirô Chiba, Ikio Sawamura, Kamatari Fujiwara, Kazuo Higata, Kichijirô Ueda, Kôji Mitsui, Kokuten Kôdô, Makoto Satō, Masayoshi Nagashima, Minoru Chiaki, Minoru Itô, Misa Uehara, Nakajirô Tomita, Rinsaku Ogata, Ryû Kuze, Sachio Sakai, Senkichi Ômura, Shigekatsu Kanazawa, Shigemi Sunagawa, Shin Ôtomo, Shôichi Hirose, Susumu Fujita, Tadao Nakamaru, Takashi Shimura, Takeo Oikawa, Takeshi Katô, Takuzô Kumagai, Toranosuke Ogawa, Toshiko Higuchi, Toshirō Mifune, Yoshifumi Tajima, Yoshio Kosugi, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Yû Fujiki, Yutaka Sada
Director: Akira Kurosawa