Ginrei no hate (1947) AKA Snow Trail


Three bank robbers, Eijima, Nojiri, and Takasugi, flee the police and escape into the mountains. At an inn high in the Japanese Alps, Eijima and Nojiri encounter a young woman and her father, as well as Honda, a mountaineer. The inn folk do not realize their guests are wanted criminals and the visitors are treated with great kindness. Honda volunteers to lead them over the mountains, but Eijima’s paranoia endangers all of them as they make the perilous trip. 

Director: Senkichi Taniguchi.
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Yoshio Kosugi, Akitake Kôno, Setsuko Wakayama, Kokuten Kôdô, Fusatarô Ishijima, Haruko Toyama, Chizuko Okamura, Toshio Kasai, Ko Ishida, Eizaburô Sakauchi, Taizô Fukami, Fumio Ômachi, Kenzô Asada. AKA Snow Trail / 銀嶺の果て


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  1. March 7, 2019

    Mifune and Shimura together without Kurosawa? Thank you!

    • March 9, 2019

      And then I find Kurosawa wrote it…can’t wait to watch this. Thanks, Jon!

  2. Michael
    June 10, 2019

    well done Jon for this rare find. Good film

  3. Wolfgang Jahn
    June 4, 2022

    43:57 German writing on wood in an isolated hut in a Japanese 1940ies movie, how surprising! 👍

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