High and Low

High and Low (1963)

8.5 26,008
Not Rated
2h 23min
Crime Drama Mystery

An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

High and Low (1963)

8.5 26,008
Not Rated
2h 23min
Crime Drama Mystery Thriller

Stars: Yutaka Sada Toshirô Mifune Tatsuya Nakadai

Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima Hideo Oguni

Director: Akira Kurosawa

StoryLine

A wealthy businessman is told his son has been kidnapped and he will have to pay a very large sum for him to be returned safely. It is then discovered that his son is safe at home: the kidnapper took his chauffeur's son by accident. The kidnapper says this makes no difference: pay up or the child dies. This leaves him with a moral dilemma, as he really needs the money to conclude a very important business deal.

Cast

Stars: Yutaka Sada Toshirô Mifune Tatsuya Nakadai

Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima Hideo Oguni

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Actors

  • Toshirô Mifune

    Toshirô Mifune

    Kingo Gondo
  • Tatsuya Nakadai

    Tatsuya Nakadai

    Chief Detective Tokura
  • Kyôko Kagawa

    Kyôko Kagawa

    Reiko Gondo
  • Tatsuya Mihashi

    Tatsuya Mihashi

    Kawanishi - Gondo's Secretary
  • Isao Kimura

    Detective Arai
  • Kenjirô Ishiyama

    Kenjirô Ishiyama

    Chief Detective 'Bos'n' Taguchi
  • Takeshi Katô

    Takeshi Katô

    Detective Nakao
  • Takashi Shimura

    Takashi Shimura

    Chief of Investigation Section
  • Jun Tazaki

    Kamiya, National Shoes Publicity Director
  • Nobuo Nakamura

    Nobuo Nakamura

    Ishimaru, National Shoes Design Department Director
  • Yûnosuke Itô

    Baba - National Shoes Executive
  • Tsutomu Yamazaki

    Tsutomu Yamazaki

    Ginjirô Takeuchi - Medical Intern
  • Minoru Chiaki

    Minoru Chiaki

    First Reporter
  • Eijirô Tôno

    Eijirô Tôno

    Factory Worker
  • Masao Shimizu

    Prison Warden

Details

Genres
Crime Drama Mystery Thriller
Country
Japan
Languages
Japanese
Filming Locations
Enoshima, Kanagawa, Japan
Also Known As
High and Low
Gross
$46,808
Sound Mix
4-Track Stereo
Color
Black & White
Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1
Production Company
Kurosawa Production Co.
Toho Company
Taglines
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.
Plot Keywords
child kidnapping
ransom
shoe
chauffeur
police