Akitake Kōno (河野 秋武, Kōno Akitake, 8 October 1911 – 17 March 1978) was a Japanese film actor. He appeared in more than sixty films from 1943 to 1973.
Movies & TV shows
The young would-be swordsman sets out to achieve greatness in war, achieving nothing because fighting on the losing side, and then begins his long period of wandering and training, with the goal alway...
Farewell, My Beloved
During the early days of the war, a young student falls in love with the widow of a naval officer. She is living with the memories of her husband and her younger sister is fond of the student. One day...
The tragic, yet exciting story of the friendship between Nakayama Yasubei, a member of the 47 Ronin, and Tange Tenzen, a relative by marriage of the vile Lord Kira. The remake of Hakuki is called Samu...
New Prison Walls of Abashiri 2
Suehiro Katsuji is sent to Shikoku to work and there is a turf battle between a local gang and the dock operator.
Okatsu the Fugitive
Okatsu the Fugitive is the third film in the Ohyaku/Okatsu series. A boy is holding a sword. Her father is getting married and she doesn't seem upset. A group of farmers are being slaughtered. They to...
Crimson Bat, the Blind Swordswoman
A young girl named Oichi is abandoned by her mother and blinded by a lightning strike. When her guardian is killed, she learns to wield a sword from a traveling ronin. As she develops into a master ...
Traveling in Party
A mediocre train conductor falls in love with a beautiful widow.
Heiji, the Detective
Famous for his coin tossing when capturing criminals, an Edo detective, Heiji, launches an investigation into the mysterious murder of his friend Seigoro.
Three closely associated gamblers have adventures in Yokohama, Hokkaido, and Macao. Gambling trio endure hardships to rescue Naojiro’s family.
The captain of the Kendo team is Kokubu Jiro. Kokubu is a mystery to those who know him. Being arrogant and flashy doesn't make it easy to connect with Kokubu.
Adventures of Zatoichi
A woman is looking for her father. As he helps her investigate the disappearance, Zatoichi also becomes involved with another young woman who is trying to help her brother, who has murdered someone at...
The Yagyu Clan was ordered by the Tokugawa Shogunate to repair a shrine. Since it can't refuse the Shogunate's request, the Yagyu Clan tries to raise funds by obtaining a sword which holds the key to ...
Castle of Owls
Movie adaptation of the 1959 ninja novel. With war against Korea looming on the horizon, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, the 'Taiko' becomes the target of an assassination attempt to be carried out by the Iga Cl...
Tragedy of the Coolie Samurai
Gonza was a handsome young laborer, a footman and spear-carrier, working hard for his meager wage. All Gonza wanted was to marry his young sweetheart, but despite their mutual poverty, her status as t...
directed by an individual.
Hibari's Tale of Pathos
Hibari Misora plays a singing guide, who is secretly in love, her fortunes turn for the worse when a gangster’s henchman hears her singing and takes a liking to her beautiful voice. The trouble starts...
In 1919, a group of Japanese immigrants arrives in Hawaii. Among them Yoshio Inoue and his wife Kishimo and Sumi, a young woman ready to get married soon. With the soil that is hard to work and the su...
Film about the 2-26 Incident.
Travels of Hibari and Chiemi
Playhouse employees Okimi and Otoshi became involved in an undercover officer's investigation of a gang when they accidentally walked in on a drug deal at their theater.
Megastar Kataoka Chiezo is Vice-commander Hijikata Toshizo of the Shinsengumi in this realistic tale of Japan’s inner battles that led to the downfall of the Tokugawa shogunate. Excellent performances...
A Fishwife's Tale
The popular daughter of the fish market owner is played by Hibari Misora. She sets out to help her biological father who has fallen victim to an evil plot orchestrated by those who would take over his...
Young lord Saburo Nobuyasu struggles to find comfort in life. His arranged marriage to Tokuhime, daughter of one-time family enemy Oda Nobunaga, provides little happiness. His manipulative mother adds...
Officer Morgan and a Man of Mystery
Detective Morgan and the Japanese police cooperate to unveil the truth of the mysterious death of Morgan’s friend in Arizona.
Japanese comedy film.
Outlaw Under a Blue Canopy
Sheriff Goro went undercover to investigate drug traffickers.
Castle of Flames
Young Lord Masato returns to Japan in the 17th century to find his father dead and his mother married to his uncle, who is causing turmoil in the kingdom. Masato vows to get to the truth even though h...
The Man of Seven Faces
Detective Tarao investigates the deaths of police officers who were involved in solving a kidnapping case.
Happily Tied to the Road
A wandering gambler saves sisters who have no one to depend on.
The Human Condition I: No Greater Love
Kaji was a supervisor during the Second World War. He wants to help his prisoners, but he doesn't want to be a soldier. The escape attempt by Chinese prisoners resulted in Kaji's arrest. There is a ch...
Men in a Rough Town
An action-packed, dramatic gangster film.
Souls in the Moonlight III
Master swordsman, Tsukue Ryunosuke is confronted by the families of his victims. Will justice be served for the lost innocent lives? The conclusion of the famed Jidaigeki series is an amazing film, wi...
I Want to Be a Shellfish
Television production of I Want to Be a Shellfish. On a post-war peaceful day in Japan, Toyomatsu Shimizu, a barber as well as a good father and husband, is suddenly arrested by the Prefectural Police...
Tales of Young Genji Kuro 2
Thanks to a secret message hidden on the sacred swords Kaen and Suien, the samurai Genji Kur found the hidden treasure of Lord Yoshitsune. When he gives a piece of the treasure to a couple of poor but...
Points and Lines
The story centers around a group of detectives who are determined to find the truth behind an apparent double suicide.
The Shogun’s Guard, Shinsengumi
The Shinsengumi is a special unit of ronin commissioned by the Tokugawa shogunate to counter anti-shogunate activities in Kyoto. A sinister plot to overthrow the shogun is set in motion and Kondo Isam...
Sinza who is secretly the well known "Sea Glow Burglar", gives to the poor the money he takes from the bad lords and greedy merchants, who live just to exploit the poor for their small coins. On his t...
Wind, Woman and Road
A case of mistaken identity can have deadly consequences.
Souls in the Moonlight II
This is the second installment of the trilogy based on Japan’s greatest novel “The Great Bodhisattva Pass”, following the life and times of bloodthirsty samurai, Tsukue Ryunosuke. Blinded in an explos...
A Sun-Tribe Myth from the Bakumatsu Era
Saheji gets stuck at a high-class brothel when he can't pay the bill. He makes the best of his situation by performing various tasks amidst the tumult of the end of the shogunate, but always by making...
The Temptress and the Monk
Nominated for Golden Berlin Bear.
1956 Japanese film, originally released in two parts.
1956 Japanese film, originally released in three parts.
A yakuza boss and his right-hand, Hawasaki, escape from prison. the film concentrates on their relationship, emphasizing loyalty and thier eventual betrayal, enroute they get involved in money traffi...
Love is Lost
Based on the novel by Torahiko Tamiya.
Taira Clan Saga
The special forces commander returned to Kyoto after defeating the pirates in the western sea of Japan. The high courtiers refuse to reward the captain because they dislike career soldiers gaining pow...
Policeman's Diary, Part 2
The continued adventures of the Ushikata police station include runaway brides and a typhoon.
The Black Current
A reporter sleeping in the newspaper room of the Maich newspaper company gets a report that the missing Akiyama JNR president was found dead.
Sansho the Bailiff
The governor of Japan was exiled. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up with suffering and oppression.
The Last Women
The Cannery Boat
The crab fishermen's final revolt is bloodily suppressed by the Royal Navy. In the 1920's.
Tower of Lilies
A group of high school girls were drafted as nurses during the American invasion of the island. As the enemy army advances further, the situation for the girls becomes increasingly desperate as food a...
Listen to the Voices of the Sea
This film is strongly anti-war film. The film is based on the collection of writings by Japanese student soldiers who died during World War II. The film is located to Burma. It shows the everyday prob...
Till We Meet Again
The tide of war prevents Saburo and Keiko from falling in love.
Street of Violence (The Pen Never Lies)
An attempt is made to suppress a journalist's investigation of collusion between a rural police chief and the local gangster bosses.
Duel at Yagyu Valley
During the Warring States era, Hozoin Kakuzenbo and Yagyu Tajima-no-kami were best friends and spent their days acquiring skills of the spear, sword and martial arts. The swordsman Kozumi Ise-no-kami ...
Three Women of the North
The story of an airport and its air traffic control crew in a remote and northern Japanese town. Three of the air traffic controllers are female with one of them working with a dead fiancée's sister. ...
The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail
Yoshitsune Minamoto, who masquerades as a monk, has to rely on a comical porter to get them to safety.
A Tale of Archery at the Sanjusangendo
In A Tale of Archery, young, timid bowmaster Kazuma (Akitake Kôno) seeks to beat the archery record set by Hoshino Kanzaemon, a mysterious figure who, it is rumored, drove the previous champion (Kazum...
Sanshiro Sugata Part Two
Government-suggested sequel shows Sugata's superiority to the foreign warrior as well as his growing as a judo master.
The Most Beautiful
Several young women worked in aprecision optical instruments factory during the second World War. Despite illness, injury, and tremendous personal hardship, the women persist in their tasks, devoted t...
Based on a short story by Dazai Osamu, produced under the national film law. The film's hero falls in love with the youngest daughter of a family he is visiting to arrange an engagement for his friend...
Three IJN flyers Mikami (Susumu Fujita), Kawakami (Masayuki Mori) and Murakami (Akitake Kono) are good friends, and they are all renowned for their torpedo techniques. Mikami is posted as a staff offi...
Toward the Decisive Battle in the Sky
Young men go through challenging flight training in order to get into the Army and Navy. The government shortened the training and expanded the age range of the recruits because of the pressure of the...
The story of Sanshiro, a strong stubborn youth, who travels into the city in order to learn martial arts. He discovered a new form of self- defense. Shiro Saigo is the main character.
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