High and Low

From Akira Kurosawa, director of "Yojimbo" and "Sanjuro" comes a tense, taut film of a modern "perfect crime" with more excitement than even Hitchcock could create.

Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.
Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1963-03-01
Run time: 142 minute / 2:22
Budget: $250,000
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Ryûzô Kikushima, Eijirô Hisaita.
Production Companies : Toho Company, Ltd., Kurosawa Production Co.
Production Country: Japan

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Toshirō Mifune
as Kingo Gondo
Tatsuya Nakadai
as Chief Detective Tokura
Kyōko Kagawa
as Reiko Gondo
Tatsuya Mihashi
as Kawanishi, Gondo's secretary
Isao Kimura
as Detective Arai
Kenjirō Ishiyama
as Chief Detective 'Bos'n' Taguchi
Takeshi Katō
as Detective Nakao
Takashi Shimura
as Chief of Investigation Section
Jun Tazaki
as Kamiya, National Shoes Publicity Director
Nobuo Nakamura
as Ishimaru, National Shoes Design Department Director
Yūnosuke Itō
as Baba - National Shoes Executive
Tsutomu Yamazaki
as Ginjirô Takeuchi - Medical Intern
Minoru Chiaki
as First Reporter
Eijirō Tōno
as Factory Worker
Masao Shimizu
as Prison Warden
Yutaka Sada
as Aoki - the Chauffeur
Masahiko Shimazu
as Shinichi Aoki
Toshio Egi
as Jun Gondo
Kōji Mitsui
as Second Reporter
Kyū Sazanka
as First Creditor
Susumu Fujita
as Chief of First Investigating Section
Kamatari Fujiwara
as Junkyard Cook
Yoshio Tsuchiya
as Detective Murata
Kazuo Kitamura
as Third Reporter
Gen Shimizu
as Chief Physician
Akira Nagoya
as Detective Yamamoto
Jun Hamamura
as Second Creditor
Masao Oda
as First Executor at Tax Office
Kō Nishimura
as Third Creditor
Yoshifumi Tajima
as Chief Prison Officer
Koji Kiyomura
as Fish Market Office Worker
Hiroshi Unayama
as Detective Shimada
Yoshisuke Makino
as Detective Takahashi
Jun Kondô
as Identification Center Worker
Tomo Suzuki
as Detective Koike
Senkichi Ômura
as Messenger Passing Note to Intern
Kazuo Katô
as Identification Center Worker
Ikio Sawamura
as Yokohama Station Trolley Man
Kin Sugai
as Female Drug Addict
Keiko Tomita
as Murder Victim
Isao Onoda
as Male Drug Addict
Seiichi Taguchi
as Detective Nakamura
Takeo Matsushita
as Second Executor at Tax Office
Kiyoshi Yamamoto
as Detective Ueno
Kenji Kodama
as Detective Hara
Minoru Itô
as Detective
Haruo Suzuki
as Undercover Detective 'Drug Addict'
Kôzô Nomura
as Detective (uncredited)
Writing
Akira Kurosawa Screenplay

Directing
Akira Kurosawa Director

Editing
Akira Kurosawa Editor

Production
Akira Kurosawa Producer

Writing
Hideo Oguni Screenplay
Evan Hunter Novel

Sound
Masaru Satô Original Music Composer

Production
Tomoyuki Tanaka Producer

Sound
Franz Schubert Music

Directing
Shirô Moritani Assistant Director

Art
Yoshirô Muraki Production Design

Writing
Ryûzô Kikushima Screenplay

Production
Ryûzô Kikushima Producer

Camera
Asakazu Nakai Director of Photography

Directing
Yôichi Matsue Assistant Director

Camera
Katsuhiro Kato Camera Intern
Takao Saitō Director of Photography

Writing
Eijirô Hisaita Screenplay

Directing
Teruyo Nogami Script Supervisor

Costume & Make-Up
Miyuki Suzuki Costume Design

Directing
Kenjirô Ohmori Assistant Director

Camera
Kazutami Hara First Assistant Camera

Crew
Akio Nojima Property Master

Editing
Reiko Kaneko Editorial Production Assistant

Sound
Hisashi Shimonaga Sound Mixer

Directing
Masanobu Deme Assistant Director

Lighting
Hiromitsu Mori Lighting Technician

Sound
Fumio Yanoguchi Sound Designer

Production
Hiroshi Nezu Production Supervisor

Sound
Ichirô Minawa Sound Effects Editor

Lighting
Ichirô Inohara Lighting Technician

Camera
Masaharu Ueda Assistant Camera





















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