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by Fay and Michael Kanin.
Based on stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa.
Starring Yoko Tani, Lee Montague, Robert Hardy with Richard Pearson, Cyril Shaps
When the Japanese bandit, Tajomaru, was tried for assault and murder at the Kyoto Police Court a thousand years ago, he pleaded guilty and even boasted about his deed, but the evidence of the principal witnesses threw an entirely different light on the events of that fateful day. Each told a different story, but which was the true one?


Writer: Fay Kanin
Writer: Michael Kanin
Based on stories by: Ryunosuke Akutagawa
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Designer: Clifford Hatts
Fight instructor: Senta Yamada
Music composed and conducted by: Laurence Rosenthal
The Priest: Hamilton Dyce
The Woodcutter: Richard Pearson
The Wigmaker: Cyril Shaps
The Bailiff: Roy Patrick
The Bandit: Lee Montague
The Husband: Robert Hardy
The Wife: Yoko Tani
The Mother: Hira Talfrey
The Medium: Eileen Way

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