Seven Samurai (1954) Poster


Yoshio Tsuchiya: Farmer Rikichi


  • [Kambei is considering the farmer's offer] 

    Kambei Shimada : It's impossible.

    Katsushiro : Sir! Why not arm them with...?

    Kambei Shimada : I thought of that, too.

    Katsushiro : But sir.

    Kambei Shimada : [pointedly]  This would not be a game. A band of forty bandits! Two or three "samurai" could accomplish nothing. Defense is harder than offense. Mountains in the back of the village?

    Rikichi : Yes!

    Kambei Shimada : Can horses get over them?

    Rikichi : Yes!

    Kambei Shimada : Fields in front. The village is wide open to horsemen... until the fields are flooded. One guard for each direction takes four. Two more as a reserve. You'll need at least... seven, including me.

  • [Kikuchiyo drags the bound bandit into a circle of vengeful, murderous farmers, laughing gleefully, and occasionally delivering a vengeful kick to his prisoner] 

    Bandit : Help!

    [the bandit continues to struggle as he is dragged into the circle] 

    Bandit : Help! Help me!

    [the samurai are desperately trying to hold back the crowd. The bandit's cries of 'Help!' continue on in the background. Kambei rushes into the circle] 

    Kambei Shimada : Back off! He's confessed. He's begging for his life. We can't just cut him to pieces.

    [Heihachi tries to restrain a peasant carrying a bamboo spear] 

    Peasant : Leave out of this!

    [Kambei tries to hold back Rikichi] 

    Rikichi : Let me at him!

    [Suddenly, everyone stops and looks off-screen. The noise dies down. The old woman enters the vicious circle, carrying a hoe. Kambei and the other samurai watch as she shuffles past the silent crowd. Gisaku approaches the crowd and begins to speak] 

    Gisaku : Let her avenge her son's death in her own way. Make way there. Somebody help her!

    [Rikichi pushes past Kambei and rushes forward. The other villagers follow him. The samurai turn away dejectedly] 

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