Japanese Actor

Tetsurō Tamba

  • Jul 17, 1922 - Sep 24, 2006 (age 84)
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2007
Award2007

Special Award from the Chairman

Won Japan Academy Prize …
Won Japan Academy Prize for Special Award from the Chairman.
Japan Academy Prize
2006
Tetsurō Tamba
PersonalSeptember 2006

Tetsurō Tamba

Tetsurō Tamba passed away.
Doomsday: The Sinking of Japan
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MovieJul 15, 2006

Doomsday: The Sinking of Japan

Japan will sink down to the …
Japan will sink down to the deep sea. The governments only hope is evacuate all Japanese to some other countries.
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2002
The Twilight Samurai
MovieNov 2, 2002

The Twilight Samurai

As the feudal Japan era draws to a close, a widower samurai …
As the feudal Japan era draws to a close, a widower samurai experiences difficulty balancing 2 young daughters, an aged mother, clan loyalties, and the sudden reappearance of his childhood sweetheart.
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Deadly Outlaw: Rekka
MovieSep 21, 2002

Deadly Outlaw: Rekka

After Kunisada's Yakuza leader and father figure is brutally …
After Kunisada's Yakuza leader and father figure is brutally murdered, he and his best friend go on a two-man mission to avenge his death, killing other Yakuza leaders leading to a final confrontation by the old man's killers.
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The Cat Returns
MovieJul 19, 2002

The Cat Returns

A teenage girl rescues a mysterious cat from traffic …
A teenage girl rescues a mysterious cat from traffic and soon finds herself the unwelcome recipient of gifts and favors from the King of the Cats, who also wants her to marry his son, Prince Lune. With the assistance of a fat, grouchy real cat and a an elegant cat statuette come to life (both characters featured in Studio Ghibli's earlier anime "Whisper of the Heart"), the girl visits the Cat Kingdom and narrowly escapes again.
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Graveyard of Honor
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MovieJun 22, 2002

Graveyard of Honor

A barkeeper saves a Yakuza boss' life and thus makes his way …
A barkeeper saves a Yakuza boss' life and thus makes his way up in the organization. However his fear of nothing soon causes problems.
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2001
The Happiness of the Katakuris
MovieOct 31, 2001

The Happiness of the Katakuris

A family moves to the …
A family moves to the country to run a rustic mountain inn when, to their horror, the customers begin befalling sudden and unlikely fates.
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Nomination2001

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in …

Nominated for "A Class to Remember 4: Fifteen".
Japan Academy Prize
1991
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky
MovieApr 9, 1991

Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

In 2001 AD, all government …
In 2001 AD, all government institutions, including prisons, have become privatized. A young martial artist with a unique power named Ricky Ho is sent to serve ten years in prison for manslaughter and assault. Each prison block is led by the ruthless Gang of Four which are backed by the corrupt Assistant Warden, who becomes hellbent on killing Ricky.
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1989
The Ginger Tree
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TV ShowNov 26, 1989

The Ginger Tree

The Ginger Tree is a BBC's four-part TV adaptation, based on …
The Ginger Tree is a BBC's four-part TV adaptation, based on Oswald Wynd's novel of the same name, adapted by Christopher Hampton and directed by Anthony Garner and Morimasa Matsumoto. Originally aired on BBC1 from 26 November to 17 December 1989, starring Samantha Bond as Mary MacKenzie, Daisuke Ryu as Count Kentaro Kurihama and Adrian Rawlins as Captain Richard Collingsworth.
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Four Days of Snow and Blood
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MovieJun 17, 1989

Four Days of Snow and Blood

Based on the "2.26 Incident", …
Based on the "2.26 Incident", an attempted coup d'état in Japan 1936, launched by radical ultra-nationalist parts of the military. Several leading politicians were killed and the center of Tokyo was briefly held by the insurgents before the coup was suppressed.
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1988
Tokyo Pop
MovieApr 15, 1988

Tokyo Pop

Young female rock singer is not appreciated by her band, …
Young female rock singer is not appreciated by her band, gets postcard from Japan saying "wish you were here". Takes what little money she has including ex-boyfriend's rent money and goes to Tokyo. She has numereous cross-cultural adventures and ends up singing with a Japanese rock group looking for a gaijin gimmick. They get their 15 minutes of fame, and our heroine realizes that she has no future there, and will hold them back if she stays. Everyone lives happily ever after.
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1987
Twilight of the Cockroaches
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MovieNov 21, 1987

Twilight of the Cockroaches

A colony of cockroaches …
A colony of cockroaches lives peacefully in a messy bachelor's apartment until his new girlfriend moves in.
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1984
Zerosen moyu
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MovieAug 11, 1984

Zerosen moyu

Two young men are recruited into the Japanese air force just …
Two young men are recruited into the Japanese air force just before outbreak of WW2 by the testpilot of Japans new super fighter - the Zero. The movie is told in reverse from the point of one of the young men who dossn't qualify for the pilot traning and instead joins the ground crew. It chronicles the entire history of the famous fighter from the first prototype test flights all through the war.
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1982
Dai Nippon teikoku
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MovieAug 7, 1982

Dai Nippon teikoku

Favorable portrayal of Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo, …
Favorable portrayal of Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo, who approved of the bombardment of Pearl Harbor, as a patriot. The film is a jingoistic defense of Japanese imperialism.
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Marco Polo
TV ShowMay 16, 1982

Marco Polo

Marco Polo is a 1982 American-Italian television miniseries …
Marco Polo is a 1982 American-Italian television miniseries originally broadcast by NBC in the United States and by RAI in Italy. It stars Kenneth Marshall as Marco Polo, the 13th-century Venetian merchant and explorer. The series also features appearances by Denholm Elliott, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Burt Lancaster, Ian McShane, Leonard Nimoy, and others. It was originally broadcast in four episodes, where episodes 1 and 4 were twice as long as episodes 2 and 3. The series is sometimes divided into six equally long episodes.
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1981
Samurai Reincarnation
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MovieJun 6, 1981

Samurai Reincarnation

After surviving the slaughter …
After surviving the slaughter of many Christians 350 years ago, a samurai denounces God for ignoring the pleas of believers. He sells his soul to Satan and receives the power to resurrect the dead to join him in a murderous rampage. He is Shito: he brings to life a woman who was abused by her husband, two swordsmen who want to prove their skill, and a young man yearning for love. Shito leads them in attacks on people powerless in the face of such spirits. It's up to Jubei, the son of one of the resurrected swordsmen, to seek out a maker of swords who can fashion him with a weapon that will kill the undead. Showdowns loom.
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Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
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Award1981

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in …

Won award for "203 kochi".
Japan Academy Prize
1980
Shogun's Ninja
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MovieNov 15, 1980

Shogun's Ninja

In the middle of the 16th century, Hideyoshi, a power hungry …
In the middle of the 16th century, Hideyoshi, a power hungry warlord sets out to destroy the Momochi clan. He sends his war commander in search of the clan's hidden gold only to find that two daggers are the key to the hiding place of the treasured gold. Spanning decades, the quest for the missing daggers takes Shiranui through war and ancient tradition.
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203 kochi
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MovieAug 2, 1980

203 kochi

Depicts the bloody siege of the fortress Port Arthur during …
Depicts the bloody siege of the fortress Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War 1904 - 1905. In the story dominated the character Lt Takeshi Kogyo (Teruhiko Aoi), teachers, and a reserve officer who became commander of the platoon and later company. At the same time monitors the conduct of the army commander general Nogi (Tatsuya Nakadai), which was commissioned of the emperor Matsuhito(Toshirô Mifune) to the conquest of the fort.
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1979
Hunter in the Dark
MovieJun 17, 1979

Hunter in the Dark

Yataro Tanigawa, a one-eyed hired assassin, impresses yakuza …
Yataro Tanigawa, a one-eyed hired assassin, impresses yakuza boss Gomyo Kiyoemon with his skill. Gomyo hires Tanigawa as his bodyguard, or yojimbo, to protect him during an inter-clan conflict. Tanigawa quickly rises in stature in the clan, but finds his boss's enemies almost overwhelming.
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1978
Message from Space
MovieApr 29, 1978

Message from Space

In this Star Wars take-off, the peaceful planet of Jillucia …
In this Star Wars take-off, the peaceful planet of Jillucia has been nearly wiped out by the Gavanas, whose leader takes orders from his mother (played by a comic actor in drag) rather than...
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Shogun's Samurai
MovieJan 21, 1978

Shogun's Samurai

Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is …
Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers of his son Iemitsu in hopes of gaining him the shogunate despite the stammer and birthmark which undermine his respect. Iemitsu and his brother Tadanaga become bitter rivals for the shogunate, and the land is split into factions, eventually erupting into warfare. Iemitsu's mentor, his fencing instructor Yagyu, is fixated upon securing Iemitsu the shogunate and ends up betraying everyone, even his own family, in pursuit of the goal.
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1977
Mount Hakkoda
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MovieJun 4, 1977

Mount Hakkoda

Two infantry regiments of the Imperial Japanese Army …
Two infantry regiments of the Imperial Japanese Army tackled Mount Hakkoda in the winter of 1902 to prepare for war with Russia.
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1975
Bullet Train
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MovieJul 5, 1975

Bullet Train

Criminals plant a bomb on a high-speed train. It will explode …
Criminals plant a bomb on a high-speed train. It will explode when the train slows down, unless a ransom is paid.
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All Men Are Brothers
MovieMay 10, 1975

All Men Are Brothers

Based on one of China's enduring epic novels, written in the …
Based on one of China's enduring epic novels, written in the 14th century, "All Men Are Brothers" continues the patriotic story of righteous warriors battling despotic leaders, featuring ...
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1974
Masaki Mori
ChildNovember 1974

Masaki Mori

Masaki Mori born.
Castle of Sand
MovieOct 19, 1974

Castle of Sand

Detectives investigate the murder of an old man found in a …
Detectives investigate the murder of an old man found in a Tokyo rail yard.
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Prophecies of Nostradamus
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MovieAug 3, 1974

Prophecies of Nostradamus

Professor Nishiyama, after …
Professor Nishiyama, after studying and interpreting the prophecies of Nostradamus, realizes that the end of the world is at hand. Unfortunately, nobody listens to him until it is too late. As the effects of mankind's tampering of the earth - radioactive smog clouds, hideously mutated animals, destruction of the ozone layer - rage out of control, the world leaders hurtle blindly toward the final confrontation.
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1973
Tidal Wave
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MovieDec 29, 1973

Tidal Wave

Racked by earthquakes and volcanos, Japan is slowly …
Racked by earthquakes and volcanos, Japan is slowly sinking into the sea. A race against time and tide begins as Americans and the Japanese work together to salvage some fraction of the ...
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1972
The Water Margin
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MovieMar 17, 1972

The Water Margin

The Water Margin, also known Outlaws of the Marsh and …
The Water Margin, also known Outlaws of the Marsh and Seven Blows Of The Dragon, is a 1972 Hong Kong film adapted from the Chinese classical novel Water Margin. It was produced by the Shaw Brothers Studio and directed by Chang Cheh.
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1971
Silence
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MovieNov 3, 1971

Silence

Two Jesuit priests encounter persecution when they travel …
Two Jesuit priests encounter persecution when they travel to Japan in the 17th century to spread Christianity and to locate their mentor.
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The Wolves
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MovieOct 30, 1971

The Wolves

Seiji Iwahashi is released early from a 10-year prison …
Seiji Iwahashi is released early from a 10-year prison sentence for killing the boss of a rival. He returns to find the two rival gangs finalizing a merger. When a pattern of corruption is revealed he can no longer sit back and let it continue.
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Battle of Okinawa
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MovieJul 17, 1971

Battle of Okinawa

Told from the Japanese perspective, this war drama …
Told from the Japanese perspective, this war drama captures the events of World War II's Battle of Okinawa - a massive amphibious assault by U.S. troops that left more than 150,000 Japanese civilians dead.
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1969
The Five Man Army
MovieOct 16, 1969

The Five Man Army

Spaghetti western about a group of bandits, led by Peter Graves, …
Spaghetti western about a group of bandits, led by Peter Graves, who plan on robbing a train transporting gold for the Mexican army.
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Goyokin
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MovieMay 1, 1969

Goyokin

Tatsuya Nakadai plays a samurai who is an eyewitness to a …
Tatsuya Nakadai plays a samurai who is an eyewitness to a massacre of a small village by men of his own clan. Even though he did not participate, and did his best to prevent it, he realizes with guilt that he had been manipulated to enable the massacre. He quits and becomes a ronin; wandering the country he learns of a scheme by his former clan to repeat a similar massacre. Determined to stop them, and with the help of women and men who are loyal to him, he endures great hardships, moral and physical, engaging in incredible battles in the effort to atone for his earlier mistake and help to save the lives of defenseless peasants.
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1968
Snake Woman's Curse
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MovieJul 12, 1968

Snake Woman's Curse

An old man dies of heartbreak when a cruel landlord is …
An old man dies of heartbreak when a cruel landlord is about to repossess his land. Since the man died in debt, his wife and daughter are indentured servants and are forced to work in the landlord's factory.
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1967
You Only Live Twice
MovieJun 12, 1967

You Only Live Twice

Agent 007 and the Japanese Secret Service ninja force …
Agent 007 and the Japanese Secret Service ninja force must find and stop the true culprit of a series of spacejackings before nuclear war is provoked.
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1966
The Secret of the Urn
MovieMay 21, 1966

The Secret of the Urn

Loyal samurai Samanosuke …
Loyal samurai Samanosuke is attacked, mutilated, and left for dead while carrying out a mission for his clan. He recovers but has lost an eye and an arm. Taking a new identity as Tange Sazen, he searches for a stolen urn which has hidden significance to his clan. But Tange Sazen has his own reasons for seeking the urn.
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1965
Samurai Spy
MovieJul 10, 1965

Samurai Spy

The legendary samurai Sasuke Sarutobi gets caught in a …
The legendary samurai Sasuke Sarutobi gets caught in a web of political intrigue, deception and espionage during the early 17th century.
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1964
Kwaidan
MovieDec 29, 1964

Kwaidan

A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes.
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The 7th Dawn
MovieAug 13, 1964

The 7th Dawn

Political and personal intrigues surround a group of …
Political and personal intrigues surround a group of characters in Malaya, after the close of the Second World War.
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Assassination
MovieJul 4, 1964

Assassination

In 1863, when Americans warships approach Japan, a enigmatic …
In 1863, when Americans warships approach Japan, a enigmatic ronin becomes a important figure in a complex game of power between the Shogunate and the empire.
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Three Outlaw Samurai
MovieMay 13, 1964

Three Outlaw Samurai

When poor peasants kidnap a magistrate's daughter to …
When poor peasants kidnap a magistrate's daughter to coerce him into reducing taxes, a wandering ronin and two renegades from the magistrate's guard take up the fight for them.
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1962
Harakiri
MovieSep 16, 1962

Harakiri

When a ronin requesting seppuku at a feudal lord's palace is …
When a ronin requesting seppuku at a feudal lord's palace is told of the brutal suicide of another ronin who previously visited, he reveals how their pasts are intertwined - and in doing so challenges the clan's integrity.
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1961
Bridge to the Sun
MovieOct 17, 1961

Bridge to the Sun

In 1935, nineteen year old Gwen Harold of Johnson City, …
In 1935, nineteen year old Gwen Harold of Johnson City, Tennessee, is visiting her Aunt Peg and her casual beau Fred Tyson, a low level bureaucrat, in Washington DC. Fred is able to get them an invitation to the Japanese Embassy's annual reception. At that gathering, they meet among others Hidenari Terasaki - called Terry for ease by Americans - the Under Secretary to the Japanese Ambassador. Terry and Gwen start to date, fall in love and decide that they want to get married. The entire process leading to this point has not been easy for either as she has largely hidden their relationship from her family due to the racial divide, and as his diplomatic post makes marrying anyone not Japanese difficult in what are increasingly tense geopolitical times globally. They are able to get married, which only increases the difficulties in their life, especially as Gwen is ill-prepared to accept the patriarchal customs of Japanese society, Terry who is expecting her to be a typical Japanese wife, most specifically while they are in Japan. Their problems are increased exponentially with the events of December 7, 1941. Terry, a Japanese national, is not allowed to stay in the US under the circumstances. Gwen has to decide to follow Terry back to Tokyo, he who she still loves despite their problems, or stay in the relative safety of the US. They now have a young daughter Mako Terasaki to consider, Mako who will face prejudices on both sides. Beyond Terry being sent back to Japan, he has to decide to stay true to his professional obligations and work for the Japanese war effort or stay true to his love for Gwen in not only protecting her and Mako but not work toward killing Americans.
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Pigs and Battleships
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MovieJan 21, 1961

Pigs and Battleships

In Yukosuka, many are able to benefit financially, legally and …
In Yukosuka, many are able to benefit financially, legally and illegally, by the presence of the American naval base established after the war. Kinta, who is low level thug within the Himori yakuza, takes care of the yakuza's pig farm but provides some muscle in shaking down among others shopkeepers who cater and this benefit from the lucrative American military trade. Kinta is often asked to sacrifice himself for the yakuza, the promise being that the yakuza will ultimately recognize the sacrifice with bonuses and promotion within the organization. Kinta's girlfriend, Haruko, a barmaid, doesn't like his life and would prefer that they escape Yukosuka to Kawasaki where they could get jobs in her uncle's factory, something that Kinta continually resists in not wanting to be a "wage slave". Haruko is also continually pressured by her mother to prostitute herself, Mr. Gordon who is willing to pay top dollar to be his kept mistress. Kinta and Haruko's fates will be partly affected by the power struggle within the yakuza, Kinta's cohorts who may be willing to give him up for their own benefit, his boss, Tetsuji, who believes he is dying, and Himori who will do whatever necessary to retain control.
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1957
Kaidan Kasane-ga-fuchi
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MovieJul 10, 1957

Kaidan Kasane-ga-fuchi

A blind masseur visits a …
A blind masseur visits a samurai to request the return of a loan. The samurai kills him in anger, then has his servant dump the body in the Kasane swamp. However, the ghost of the masseur ...
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1956
Kaii Utsunomiya tsuritenjô
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MovieSep 19, 1956

Kaii Utsunomiya tsuritenjô

Ryutaro is a spy employed …
Ryutaro is a spy employed by the shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu, who is the target of assassination attempts that aim to hand power over to his younger brother Tadanaga.
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1955
Yoshitaka Tamba
ChildJuly 1955

Yoshitaka Tamba

Yoshitaka Tamba (丹波 義隆 Tamba Yoshitaka, born July …
Yoshitaka Tamba (丹波 義隆 Tamba Yoshitaka, born July 13, 1955) is a Japanese actor. He is the eldest son of actor Tetsurō Tamba.
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1922
Tetsurō Tamba
BirthJuly 1922

Tetsurō Tamba

Tetsurō Tamba was born.
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