is a Japanese film
, written and directed by Akira Kurosawa
. It is based on the kabuki
, which is in turn based on the Noh
The film stars Hanshiro Iwai, Susumu Fujita, Kenichi Enomoto, and Denjirō Ōkōchi. It is in black-and-white and runs 58 or 60 minutes (depending on the version shown).
The film was initially banned by the occupying SCAP due to its portrayal of feudal values. It was later released after the signing of the Treaty of San Francisco in 1952.
Also known as
- They Who Step on the Tail of the Tiger
- They Who Step on the Tiger's Tail
- Walkers on the Tiger's Tail