This filmography is largely based on information found in the following
sources: Zenshu Kurosawa Akira; Kurosawa Akira shusei II; Toho
eiga engeki terebi sakuhin risuto; Kinema junpo: eiga video iyabukku;
various issues of Kinema junpo; Stuart Galbraith, The Japanese Filmog-
raphy; Tad Bentley Hammer, International Film Prizes: An Encyclopedia;
Peter C. Mowrey, Award Winning Films: A Viewer's Reference to
Acclaimed Motion Pictures; Michael Gebert, The Encyclopedia of Movie
Awards; Roy Pickard, The Award Movies: A Complete Guide from A to
The other Kurosawa filmographies previously published in English
are also consulted, and inaccurate information and mistakes contained
in them are corrected as much as possible. Unless otherwise noted, all
films are in black-and-white and the standard size with the aspect ratio
Sanshiro Sugata (Sugata Sanshiro, 1943)
Production and distribution: Toho. 77 minutes.
Scenario: Kurosawa Akira, based on the novel by Tomita Tsuneo. Photogra-
phy: Mimura Akira. Lighting: Onuma Masayoshi. Art direction: Totsuka
Masao. Editing: Goto Toshio and Kurosawa Akira. Music: Suzuki Sei-
chi. Sound: Higuchi Tomohisa. Assistant directors: Sugie Toshio and
Nakamura Tsutomu. Producer: Matsuzaki Keiji.
Cast: Fujita Susumu (Sugata Sanshiro), Okochi Denjiro (Yano Shogoro),
Tsukigata Ryunosuke (Higaki Gennosuke), Shimura Takashi (Murai
Hansuke), Todoroki Yukiko (Sayo), Kosugi Yoshio (Monma Saburo),
Hanai Ranko (Osumi), Kono Akitake (Dan Yoshimaro), Kiyokawa Soji
(Toda Yujiro), Aoyama Sugisaku (!inuma Tsunetami), Kodo Kokuten
(Priest), Sugai Ichiro (Superintendent-General Mishima).
Award: Kokumin Eiga [national film] Encouragement Award (Japan).