Actor Bokuzen Hidari (1894-1971)

Seven Samurai The Lower Depths Yagyu Secret Scrolls, Part I

Vendetta of SamuraiKazuo Mori (1952)
IkiruAkira Kurosawa (1952)
Seven SamuraiAkira Kurosawa (1954)
The Lower DepthsAkira Kurosawa (1957)
Yagyu Secret Scrolls, Part IHiroshi Inagaki (1957)
Souls in the MoonlightTomu Uchida (1957)
Tange Sazen: Secret of the Golden SpellSadatsugu Matsuda (1958)
Yagyu Secret Scrolls, Part IIHiroshi Inagaki (1958)
The Three TreasuresHiroshi Inagaki (1959)
Mighty ShosukeSadatsugu Matsuda (1960)
Zatoichi's Flashing SwordKazuo Ikehiro (1964)
Red BeardAkira Kurosawa (1965)
Red LionKihachi Okamoto (1969)

(Key films outside the jidai-geki genre are listed in gray)

An unmistakable character actor famed for his wrinkly, rubber-faced expressiveness, Hidari was the go-to guy whenever a Japanese director needed a forlorn old geezer. The Gabby Hayes of jidai-geki.

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