Sugata Sanshiro (Judo Saga) (Judo Story)
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Sugata Sanshiro (Judo Saga) (Judo Story)
This first effort by Japanese director Akira Kurosawa was originally released as Sanshiro Sugata . The film, made under reasonably smooth conditions despite the war, is based on a best-selling novel about the creation of Judo. Most of the film explores the relationship between the creator of this form of self-defense and his faithful protege. In addition to establishing the reputation of Kurosawa, the film made a popular star of Susumu Fujita. Sanshiro Sugata was remade by Shigeo Tanaka in 1955 and again by Seiichuro Uchikawa ten years later. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A simple story, but an intricately crafted movie."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"A conventional film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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