Rickshaw Man

Rickshaw Man (無法松の一生, Muhōmatsu no isshō, "The Life of Wild Matsu") is a 1958 color Japanese film directed by Hiroshi Inagaki. It tells the story of Muhōmatsu, a rickshaw man, starring Toshiro Mifune who becomes a surrogate father to the child of a recently widowed woman played by Hideko Takamine.

Rickshaw Man
Directed byHiroshi Inagaki
Produced byTomoyuki Tanaka
Release date
  • 22 April 1958 (1958-04-22) (Japan)
  • 3 May 1960 (1960-05-03) (U.S.)
Running time
103 min.

The film is a remake of a 1943 film of the same name.



Director Hiroshi Inagaki won the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival in 1958.


A manga based on Rickshaw Man was published by Shueisha and serialized in the Weekly Shōnen Jump.

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