- Director: Akira Kurosawa,
- Writer: Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto,
- StarCast: Daisuke Katô, Isao Kimura, Kamatari Fujiwara, Keiko Tsushima, Minoru Chiaki, Seiji Miyaguchi, Takashi Shimura, Toshirō Mifune, Yoshio Inaba, Yukiko Shimazaki,
- Producer: Hiroshi Nezu, Sôjirô Motoki, Teruyo Nogami, Yûji Hamada,
Synopsis: A samurai answers a village's request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six others to help him teach the people how to defend themselves, and the villagers provide the soldiers with food. A giant battle occurs when 40 bandits attack the village.