The Hidden Blade
Set in 19th Century Japan a young samurai who finds himself in love with a farm girl leaves his home to begin a new life. He has to take stock of his new life when he is put to the test and ordered to kill a traitor who just happens to be his dearest friend.
- Genre: Drama, Romance
- Studio: Eisei Gekijo, Shochiku
- Keyword: based on novel or book, samurai, sword fight, revenge, honor, period drama, historical, caste system, jidaigeki, edo period, social class, feudal japan, bushi
- Cast: Masatoshi Nagase, Takako Matsu, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Tomoko Tabata, Chieko Baisho