Sen-hime (1954)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Machiko Kyô ... Sen-hime
Kenji Sugawara Kenji Sugawara ... Shinroku Yuasa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shinobu Araki Shinobu Araki ... Kambei Sakazaki
Chieko Higashiyama ... Yodo gimi
Raizô Ichikawa ... Hideyori Toyotomi
Kan Ishii Kan Ishii ... Hidetada Tokugawa
Rumiko Komachi Rumiko Komachi ... Kôbai
Sachiko Mine Sachiko Mine ... Ochobo
Takashi Mita Takashi Mita ... Heihachirô Honda
Shintarô Nanjô Shintarô Nanjô ... Shin'nojô Kamei
Eigorô Onoe Eigorô Onoe ... Jimbei Kagawa
Eitarô Shindô ... Masanobu Honda
Shôsaku Sugiyama ... Zenkurô Mori
Isao Yamagata ... Dewanokami Sakasaki
Denjirô Ôkôchi ... Ieyasu Tokugawa
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Drama | History

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

20 October 1954 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

La princesse Sen See more »

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Production Co:

Daiei Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Machiko Kyo is gorgeous; the costumes even more so
18 April 2012 | by dickkovarSee all my reviews

This historical romance includes gorgeous period costumes (the women wear hip-length braided hair over their multi-layered brocade gowns), samurai swordplay, a sequence in which real ninja scale the walls of Osaka Castle, and a tragic love story. Machiko Kyo is utterly beautiful as Princess Senhime, a real historical person who was tragically caught up in one of the many dynastic wars that make up Japanese history. Even if you can't find a version with English subtitles, the film is worth watching for the photography alone, and the melodramatic acting typical of Japanese films about this period make it easy to follow the plot. When I visited the castle after seeing the film, we discovered that it boasts an Otis elevator; a Japanese high school boy who was with us observed that it would have made the film's graphic external assault on the castle unnecessary.


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