Samurai Saga (Japan, 1959)

A poet-warrior with an oversized nose (matched only by his great heart) loves a lady. But she sees him only as a friend, so he helps another man to woo her by giving him the poetry of his own heart.You'd be forgiven if you've only seen Toshiro Mifune in Akira Kurosawa films, but Samurai Saga is directed by Hiroshi Inagaki and while it doesn't boast the same top quality as Kurosawa it certainly does serve as a good little samurai film. As always he carries the film but the story, while being much smaller scaled than we're used to see him in, is also interesting and engaging. I guess the next goal is to see Mifune in roles where he didn't play a samurai.Genre: Action/Drama

Samurai Saga (Japan, 1959)
A poet-warrior with an oversized nose (matched only by his great heart) loves a lady. But she sees him only as a friend, so he helps another man to woo her by giving him the poetry of his own heart.
You'd be forgiven if you've only seen Toshiro Mifune in Akira Kurosawa films, but Samurai Saga is directed by Hiroshi Inagaki and while it doesn't boast the same top quality as Kurosawa it certainly does serve as a good little samurai film. As always he carries the film but the story, while being much smaller scaled than we're used to see him in, is also interesting and engaging. 
I guess the next goal is to see Mifune in roles where he didn't play a samurai.
Genre: Action/Drama