The Saga of the Vagabonds

Tokyo: Toho Company, circa 1959. Early Draft script for the 1959 Japanese film, crediting Masahiro Makino as the director, who would be later replaced by Toshio Sugie. Text in Japanese.

Based on a story by novelist Juro Miyoshi, originally released in 1937 as two parts,
"Saga of the Vagabonds Part One Tiger Wolf" and "Saga of the Vagabonds Part Two Forward at Dawn." Toshiro Mifune plays a feudal bandit accused of stealing money he was entrusted and assembles a revenge party to storm the family castle and attack his brother who betrayed him. Kurosawa would serve as 3rd assistant director to Eisuke Takizawa for both films and go on to write the latter screenplay previously penned by Sadao Yamanaka.

Set in Japan's Edo period.

Yellow titled wrappers. Title page present. 66 leaves, with last page of text numbered f-16. Mechanical duplication. Pages Near Fine with mild foxing on paper edge, wrapper Very Good plus, title on spine.

[Book #143239]