This is an original Japanese poster printed in 1964 for the first release of The Rabble.
In feudal Japan the harbor city of Sakai is a haven for farmers left homeless by pillaging warlords. Kanzaburo, a sturdy young farmer's son newly arrived in the city, sells himself to a wealthy merchant and is assigned to guard a parrot belonging to Midori, one of the merchant's two granddaughters. The second granddaughter, Makie, is being wooed both by a samurai and a nobleman of high rank, the ambitious merchant's choice. A cruise on his new ship is arranged for the rival suitors, with Makie and Midori also on board as well as Kanzaburo and many other attendants. Fulfilling the captain's premonitions, a violent storm suddenly comes up and all aboard are stranded on a deserted island when the ship sinks. Under the primitive conditions of this new environment, the nobleman and the samurai become cringing cowards while Kanzaburo emerges as a calm, effective leader. Makie, who has heretofore treated Kanzaburo haughtily, now clamors for his attentions, but he realizes that the change is temporary; besides, his romantic hopes lie with Midori. Finally, rescue arrives, but Kanzaburo is left behind as a result of the samurai's treachery and must find his way back to Sakai alone against tremendous odds. But the love of Midori and a future full of hope are his ultimate rewards. [A Japanese source suggests that Midori joins Kanzaburo as he sets out on his own.] (Source Turner Classic Movies)
This poster is in a fantastic condition with a great image of the film star Ishikawa.
The Ishikawa family are one of the most famous Kabuki theatre clans. They have produced superstar Japanese actors for many generations!
Please refer to the imagery as this is the exact poster that is for sale.
It is 56 years old!
It is not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity included.