Created film series such as Lone Wolf and Cub and the initial film in the long-running Zatoichi series, and also directed Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice, starring Shintaro Katsu. He died at age 54. In 2012, his 1973 film Sakura no Daimon was voted by Makoto Shinozaki at the BFI The Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time. Kenji Misumi was born on March 2, 1921 in Kyoto, Japan. Misumi was the illegitimate child of a geisha mother and originally wanted to be a painter, but his father disapproved. Kenji attended Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. During this time Misumi met future Daiei studio head Kan Kikuchi, who gave Misumi a business card for a prominent studio executive. Kenji began his career at Daiei as a gofer before going on to become an assistant director. Moreover, after World War II Misumi spent about four years as an inmate at a prison of war camp in Siberia. Kenji directed his first film for Daiei in 1956 and worked profusely as a contract director for Daiei until the studio went bankrupt in 1971. In the wake of Daiei’s collapse Misumi went on to direct several more movies that include four out of six entries in the hugely popular and successful “Lone Wolf and Cub” series. He died at age 54 on September 24, 1975. Trimmed, small specks on face, minor corner and edge wear. 1974Zatôichi monogatari (TV Series) (2 episodes). Traveling Alone (1974). The Kannon Statue That Was Tied (1974). 1973Mute Samurai (TV Series) (1 episode). The Dangerous Highway. 1973Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons. 1973Hissatsu shiokinin (TV Series) (1 episode). Ningen no kuzu ya oharai (1973). Shikakenin okite ni chôsen! Jigoku bana (1973). Aki kaze futari tabi (1972). Jigoku gokuraku kami hitoe (1972). Koroshi no okite (1972). Show all 6 episodes. 1972Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice. 1972Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades. 1972Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx. 1972Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance. 1971Woman Gambler’s Iron Rule. 1971Kitsune no kureta akanbô. 1970Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival. 1967Koto yûshû: Ane imôto. 1966Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Villainy. 1965Zatoichi and the Chess Expert. 1965Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Fire. 1964On the Road Forever. 1964Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Adventure. 1962The Tale of Zatoichi. 1960Satan’s Sword II. 1960Zenigata Heiji torimono hikae: Bijin-gumo. 1959Machibugyô nikki: Tekka botan. 1958Mito Kômon man’yûki. 1958The Ghost-Cat Cursed Wall. 1958Wearing a Long-Sleeved Kimono. 1957Secret Letter of the Crescent Moon. 1955The Rust Cleaner Sings. 1955The Shadow That Kills the Moon. 1955Ginji of the Seven Faces. 1954Tange Sazen: Kokezaru no tsubo. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Autographs-Original\Movies\Photographs”. The seller is “pengang” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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- Object Type: Photograph
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