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International Title:
High and Low
Japanese Title:
Heaven and Hell
US Title:
High and Low
Alternate Title:
The Ransom
 
Production: Toho
Distributor: Toho
Japan Release Date Japan Running Time
1963 143 Minutes
 
US Distributor: Continental
US Release Date US Running Time
1963 143 Minutes

Staff
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Writing credits Akira Kurosawa, Ryuzo Kikushima, Hideo Oguni, Ed McBain, Eijiro Hisaita
Produced by Akira Kurosawa, Ryuzo Kikushima, Tomoyuki Tanaka
Music by Masaru Sato
Stock Music by Franz Schubert
Cinematography by Asakazu Nakai, Takao Saito
Production Design by Yoshiro Muraki
Film Editing by Akira Kurosawa
Cast
Kingo Gondo Toshiro Mifune
Tokura, Chief Detective Tatsuya Nakadai
Reiko Gondo Kyoko Kagawa
Kawanishi, Gondo's Secretary Tatsuya Mihashi
'Bos'n' Taguchi, Chief Detective Kenjiro Ishiyama
Arai, Detective Isao Kimura
Nakao, Detective Takeshi Kato
Aoki, Chauffeur Yutaka Sada
Ginjiro Takeuchi, Medical Intern Tsutomu Yamazaki
Kamiya, National Shoes Publicity Director Jun Tazaki
Ishimaru, National Shoes Design Department Director Nobuo Nakamura
Baba, National Shoes executive Yunosuke Ito
Chief of Investigation Section Takashi Shimura
Shimada, Detective Hiroshi Unayama
Factory Worker Eijiro Tono
Prison Warden Masao Shimizu
Chief of First Investigating Section Susumu Fujita
Junkyard Employee Kamatari Fujiwara
Murata, Detective Yoshio Tsuchiya
Reporters Minoru Chiaki, Koji Mitsui, Kazuo Kitamura
Jun Gondo Toshio Egi
Shinichi Aoki Masahiko Shimazu
Chief Physician Gen Shimizu
Yamamoto, Detective Akira Nagoya
Creditors Kyu Sazanka, Jun Hamamura, Ko Nishimura
Executors at Tax Office Masao Oda, Takeo Matsushita
Chief Prison Officer Yoshifumi Tajima
Fish Market Worker Koji Shimizu
Shimizu, Detective Hiroshi Unanzan
Takahashi, Detective Yoshisuke Makino
Koike, Detective Tomoo Suzuki
Messenger Who Passes Note to Takeuchi Senkichi Omura
Identification Center Worker Kazuo Kato
Yokohama Station Trolley Man Ikio Sawamura
Murder Victim Keiko Tomita
Nakamura, Detective Seiichi Taguchi
Ueno, Detective Kiyoshi Yamamoto
Hara, Detective Kenji Kodama
Detectives Jun Kondo, Kazuo Suzuki, Kozo Nomura
Drug Addicts Kin Sugai, Isamu Onoda
Monster Appearances Aliens, SDF, Misc
None None
Stock Footage Other Points of Interest
None Deleted Scenes

DVDs
Region 1 High and Low Criterion (1998)
Region 1 High and Low Criterion (2008)
Region 2 Heaven and Hell Toho (2003)

Reviews
 Staff
   Miles Imhoff (02/22/2006) Score: 4.5/5
 Users
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