One Hundred Gamblers
Release Date : May, 14th, 1969
Running Time : 89 min
Genre : Feature
Color : Color
Screening Format : -
Screen Size : Cinema Scope (1:2.35)
[ Directed by ] NOMURA Takashi
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[ Story ]
The world of bosses is dying out but it was once a unique and powerful institution. This story is about Boss' Murai (Kanjura Arashi), the most powerful man in Wakamatsu, Northern Kyushu.
When Murai retires, he divides his territory between Eta (Takamaru Sasaki) and Gada (Taru Abe), his two right-hand men. Gada, an am- bitious man, sets his eyes on Eta's territory too. While Satoru (Hideki Takahashi), Eta's son is away, training to succeed his father, Gada traps Eta, and has Killer Masa (Joe Shishido) murder him.
Hearing about the trouble between Boss Akieda (Shinjira Ebara), his childhood friend, and the Abe Group, Satoru calls on them alone and offers
to act as mediator. At the same time, the news of Akira Kobayashi, Y6ko Yamamoto and Hideki Takahashi Eta's death reaches Akieda. Not having the heart
to tell Satoru, he sends him off to Shikoku.
In Shikoku, Satoru meets Boss Mukayama (Akira Kobayashi) who had witnessed Eta's killing and learns of his father's death. Returning to Wakamatsu, Satoru goes straight to his father's grave. Kayo (Masako Izumi), his fiancee, is there too. He decides to give her up, however, since revenge for his father is uppermost in his mind .
Satoru almost succeeds in killing Gada but is stopped by Boss Murai. Instead of obtaining revenge for hisfather, he is clapped into jail. Kayo has become a geisha. With Boss Murai now ailing, Gada begins throwing his weight around more and more.
Gada begins to covet Kayo for his mistress but she is saved by Killer Masa who is really her brother. In the meantime, Akieda obtains Murai's will before he dies, naming Satoru the heir of his father's territory.
When Satoru is free, he goes to the gambling den where over one hundred bosses have gath- ered at Gada's invitation. He explains Gada's atrocities and begins a one man clean-up while all the bosses watch and give him their stamp of approval.
【Quoted from the database of Nikkatsu Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1969.12.3】
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