Red Lion (1969)

Director
Kihachi Okamoto

Main cast
Toshir? Mifune; Shima Iwashita; Etsushi Takahashi; Minori Terada; Nobuko Otowa

Genres
Action, Comedy, Foreign

Description
Impersonating an Imperial Army officer by wearing a "red lion's mane", a poor servant returns to his village after 10 years of absence to end the village's suffering caused by corrupt officials and businessmen. Written by Alex Ebora


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