High and Low

From Akira Kurosawa, director of "Yojimbo" and "Sanjuro" comes a tense, taut film of a modern "perfect crime" with more excitement than even Hitchcock could create.

High and Low (1963)

CrimeDramaMysteryThriller

An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Ryûzô Kikushima, Eijirô Hisaita.

Release Date: 1963-03-01
Status: Released
Run time: 142 min / 2:22
Budget: $250,000
Production Companies : Toho Company, Ltd., Kurosawa Production Co.
Production Country: Japan

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Toshirō Mifune
Kingo Gondo
Tatsuya Nakadai
Chief Detective Tokura
Kyōko Kagawa
Reiko Gondo
Tatsuya Mihashi
Kawanishi, Gondo's secretary
Isao Kimura
Detective Arai
Kenjirō Ishiyama
Chief Detective 'Bos'n' Taguchi
Takeshi Katō
Detective Nakao
Takashi Shimura
Chief of Investigation Section
Jun Tazaki
Kamiya, National Shoes Publicity Director
Nobuo Nakamura
Ishimaru, National Shoes Design Department Director
Yūnosuke Itō
Baba - National Shoes Executive
Tsutomu Yamazaki
Ginjirô Takeuchi - Medical Intern
Minoru Chiaki
First Reporter
Eijirō Tōno
Factory Worker
Masao Shimizu
Prison Warden
Yutaka Sada
Aoki - the Chauffeur
Masahiko Shimazu
Shinichi Aoki
Toshio Egi
Jun Gondo
Kōji Mitsui
Second Reporter
Kyū Sazanka
First Creditor
Susumu Fujita
Chief of First Investigating Section
Kamatari Fujiwara
Junkyard Cook
Yoshio Tsuchiya
Detective Murata
Kazuo Kitamura
Third Reporter
Gen Shimizu
Chief Physician
Akira Nagoya
Detective Yamamoto
Jun Hamamura
Second Creditor
Masao Oda
First Executor at Tax Office
Kō Nishimura
Third Creditor
Yoshifumi Tajima
Chief Prison Officer
Koji Kiyomura
Fish Market Office Worker
Hiroshi Unayama
Detective Shimada
Yoshisuke Makino
Detective Takahashi
Jun Kondô
Identification Center Worker
Tomo Suzuki
Detective Koike
Senkichi Ômura
Messenger Passing Note to Intern
Kazuo Katô
Identification Center Worker
Ikio Sawamura
Yokohama Station Trolley Man
Kin Sugai
Female Drug Addict
Keiko Tomita
Murder Victim
Isao Onoda
Male Drug Addict
Seiichi Taguchi
Detective Nakamura
Takeo Matsushita
Second Executor at Tax Office
Kiyoshi Yamamoto
Detective Ueno
Kenji Kodama
Detective Hara
Minoru Itô
Detective
Haruo Suzuki
Undercover Detective 'Drug Addict'
Kôzô Nomura
Detective (uncredited)

Crew

Writing Akira Kurosawa Screenplay
Directing Akira Kurosawa Director
Editing Akira Kurosawa Editor
Production Akira Kurosawa Producer
Writing Hideo Oguni Screenplay
Writing Evan Hunter Novel
Sound Masaru Satô Original Music Composer
Production Tomoyuki Tanaka Producer
Sound Franz Schubert Music
Directing Shirô Moritani Assistant Director
Art Yoshirô Muraki Production Design
Writing Ryûzô Kikushima Screenplay
Production Ryûzô Kikushima Producer
Camera Asakazu Nakai Director of Photography
Directing Yôichi Matsue Assistant Director
Camera Katsuhiro Kato Camera Intern
Camera Takao Saitō Director of Photography
Writing Eijirô Hisaita Screenplay
Directing Teruyo Nogami Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Miyuki Suzuki Costume Design
Directing Kenjirô Ohmori Assistant Director
Camera Kazutami Hara First Assistant Camera
Crew Akio Nojima Property Master
Editing Reiko Kaneko Editorial Production Assistant
Sound Hisashi Shimonaga Sound Mixer
Directing Masanobu Deme Assistant Director
Lighting Hiromitsu Mori Lighting Technician
Sound Fumio Yanoguchi Sound Designer
Production Hiroshi Nezu Production Supervisor
Sound Ichirô Minawa Sound Effects Editor
Lighting Ichirô Inohara Lighting Technician
Camera Masaharu Ueda Assistant Camera

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