Released in Japan as Sengoku Gunto-Den, Saga of the Vagabonds stars Toshiro Mifune as a feudal bandit. Koji Tsuruta, entrusted with the money that will be used to fund the local warlords' battle against Mifune, is waylaid and robbed. Accused of stealing the money, the disgruntled Tsuruta casts his lot with Mifune. He assembles the bandits to storm his family castle and wreak vengeance on the younger brother who betrayed him. Based on a story by Juro Miyoshi, Saga of the Vagabonds was co-scripted by Akira Kurosawa.
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