The Mighty Warriors Who Became the Seven National Heroes of a Small Town
A samurai answers a village's request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six others to help him teach the people how to defend themselves, and the villagers provide the soldiers with food. A giant battle occurs when 40 bandits attack the village.
Released: April 26, 1954
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni
Casts: Toshirō Mifune (Kikuchiyo), Takashi Shimura (Kambei Shimada), Yoshio Inaba (Gorobei Katayama), Seiji Miyaguchi (Kyuzo), Minoru Chiaki (Heihachi Hayashida), Daisuke Katô (Shichiroji)
Production Companies: Toho Company, Ltd.