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    Yojimbo (Toho, 1961). Japanese B2 (20" X 28").
    When a mysterious samurai (Toshiro Mifune) arrives in a small town, he finds the populace terrorized by warring gangs. Formulating a plan to set the gangs against one another, and thus save the town, the nameless samurai hires himself out to first one side, and then the other as a yojimbo (bodyguard). The story, which is based on Dashiell Hammett's detective novel, "Red Harvest," was lifted virtually intact and remade as A Fistful of Dollars (1964), the first in director Sergio Leone's "Dollars" trilogy. In fact, director Akira Kurosawa successfully sued Leone for copyright infringement, and was awarded 15% of the Spaghetti Western's worldwide gross. Offered here for the first time by Heritage, is a very rare alternate style Japanese country-of-origin poster for this classic film. The poster has two horizontal creases and the remnants of a snipe on the verso very bottom edge. Rolled, Very Fine.


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