- Release Date
- February, 1st, 1964
- Running Time
- 86 min
- Screening Format
- Screen Size
- Cinema Scope (1:2.35)
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[ Story ]
Sanshiro Sugata rescues Shinobu Echigoya from the hands of Jujitsu-men who are employed by a money-lender named Ryosaku Horii, and falls in love with her.
Tetsugen Onimaru of the Tanshinkan School finds in Gonzo Sakaki a mysterious martial artist, and welcomes him as a guest tutor. Tetsugen is determined to destroy the Kodokan, Sugata's school, with the help of Sakaki and Sakonji, an expert dagger-thrower.
Sanshiro taught by Dr. Koshimura, a famous judo-man, entered the Kodokan with Masao, his younger brother, who is studying to become a diplomat, while tutoring Lady Katsumi, the daughter of the late Viscount Minamimura. Ryosaku Horii is anxious to have Katsumi marry his son Takeshi, but Katsumi is deeply in love with Masao.
When Takeshi takes Katsumi to a ball and attempts to steal a kiss she escapes from the carriage and is rescued by Sanshiro.
When Shinobu's father dies and the business is taken over by Horii, the money-lender, she finds a position at an eating-house as a book-keeper. Finally Tetsugen Onimaru sends a challenge to the Kodokan. But Prof. Yano declines and forbids Sanshiro to use Judo outside the Kodokan hall.
When Sakaki goes to the Kodokan Prof. Yano is not present, but
when one of his men removes a name-plate and breaks it, Sanshiro stops Sakaki and accepts the challenge to fight in two days.
He says goodbye to his old teacher, makes arrangements to safeguard Katsumi and her mother, as well as his brother Masao, makes up with Shinobu with whom he quarreled, and severs his connection with the Kodokan.
Tetugen, Sakonji and Sakaki use every trick to defeat Sanshiro, but he emerges victorious.
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1964 7.2】
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