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  • High and Low (1963)
  • Not Rated
    143 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
High and Low (1963)
Not Rated
143 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An executive of a Yokohama shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped by mistake and held for ransom.
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Hideo Oguni (screenplay) | Ryûzô Kikushima (screenplay) | Eijirô Hisaita (screenplay) | Akira Kurosawa (screenplay) | Evan Hunter (novel "Kingu no minoshirokin") (as Edo Makubein)
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Release date
Nov 26, 1963 (United States)

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51 cast members
Name Known for
Toshirô Mifune
Kingo Gondo Kingo Gondo   See fewer
Tatsuya Nakadai
Chief Detective Tokura Chief Detective Tokura   See fewer
Kyôko Kagawa
Reiko Gondo Reiko Gondo   See fewer
Tatsuya Mihashi
Kawanishi - Gondo's Secretary Kawanishi - Gondo's Secretary   See fewer
Isao Kimura
Detective Arai Detective Arai   See fewer
Kenjirô Ishiyama
Chief Detective 'Bos'n' Taguchi Chief Detective 'Bos'n' Taguchi   See fewer
Takeshi Katô
Detective Nakao Detective Nakao   See fewer
Takashi Shimura
Chief of Investigation Section Chief of Investigation Section   See fewer
Jun Tazaki
Kamiya, National Shoes Publicity Director Kamiya, National Shoes Publicity Director   See fewer
Nobuo Nakamura
Ishimaru, National Shoes Design Department Director Ishimaru, National Shoes Design Department Director   See fewer
Yûnosuke Itô
Baba - National Shoes Executive Baba - National Shoes Executive   See fewer
Tsutomu Yamazaki
Ginjirô Takeuchi - Medical Intern Ginjirô Takeuchi - Medical Intern   See fewer
Minoru Chiaki
First Reporter First Reporter   See fewer
Eijirô Tôno
Factory Worker Factory Worker   See fewer
Masao Shimizu
Prison Warden Prison Warden   See fewer
Yutaka Sada
Aoki - the Chauffeur Aoki - the Chauffeur   See fewer
Masahiko Shimazu
Shinichi Aoki Shinichi Aoki   See fewer
Toshio Egi
Jun Gondo Jun Gondo   See fewer
Kôji Mitsui
Second Reporter Second Reporter   See fewer
Kyû Sazanka
First Creditor First Creditor   See fewer
Susumu Fujita
Chief of First Investigating Section Chief of First Investigating Section   See fewer
Kamatari Fujiwara
Junkyard Cook Junkyard Cook   See fewer
Yoshio Tsuchiya
Detective Murata Detective Murata   See fewer
Kazuo Kitamura
Third Reporter Third Reporter   See fewer
Gen Shimizu
Chief Physician Chief Physician   See fewer
Akira Nagoya
Detective Yamamoto Detective Yamamoto   See fewer
Jun Hamamura
Second Creditor Second Creditor   See fewer
Masao Oda
First Executor at Tax Office (as Masao Orita) First Executor at Tax Office (as Masao Orita)   See fewer
Kô Nishimura
Third Creditor Third Creditor   See fewer
Yoshifumi Tajima
Chief Prison Officer Chief Prison Officer   See fewer
Kôji Kiyomura
Fish Market Office Worker Fish Market Office Worker   See fewer
Hiroshi Unayama
Detective Shimada Detective Shimada   See fewer
Yoshisuke Makino
Detective Takahashi Detective Takahashi   See fewer
Jun Kondô
Identification Center Worker Identification Center Worker   See fewer
Satoshi Suzuki
Detective Koike Detective Koike   See fewer
Senkichi Ômura
Messenger Passing Note to Intern Messenger Passing Note to Intern   See fewer
Kazuo Katô
Identification Center Worker Identification Center Worker   See fewer
Ikio Sawamura
Yokohama Station Trolley Man Yokohama Station Trolley Man   See fewer
Kin Sugai
Female Drug Addict Female Drug Addict   See fewer
Keiko Tomita
Murder Victim Murder Victim   See fewer
Isao Onoda
Male Drug Addict Male Drug Addict   See fewer
Seiichi Taguchi
Detective Nakamura Detective Nakamura   See fewer
Takeo Matsushita
Second Executor at Tax Office Second Executor at Tax Office   See fewer
Kiyoshi Yamamoto
Detective Ueno Detective Ueno   See fewer
Kenji Kodama
Detective Hara Detective Hara   See fewer
Minoru Itô
Detective Detective   See fewer
Haruo Suzuki
Undercover Detective 'Drug Addict' Undercover Detective 'Drug Addict'   See fewer
Bin Furuya
Yokohama station staff (uncredited) Yokohama station staff (uncredited)   See fewer
Akio Kusama
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
Kôzô Nomura
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
Miki Yashiro
the Gondo family maid (uncredited) the Gondo family maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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