Director: Akira Kurosawa
Writers : Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto
Stars : Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima
A veteran samurai, who has fallen on hard times, answers a village's request for protection from bandits. He gathers 6 other samurai to help him, and they teach the townspeople how to defend themselves, and they supply the samurai with three small meals a day. The film culminates in a giant battle when 40 bandits attack the village.