Mitsuo Murayama (村山三男,   Murayama Mitsuo?) (Born: 1920 Died: 1978) was a Japanese Film Director and Assistant Director Famous For Action, Mystery and Horror films.[2][3][4]

Born in Niigata prefecture. Before the war, he joined the Nikkatsu Tamagawa Photo Studio. After the war, he was an assistant director at Daiei, and on March 1, 1951, he became the chairman of the Japan Film Theater Trade Union Confederation (Film Labor Union) . In 1956, he made his directorial debut with "Tokyo Crime Map". He is also known as a master of war movies, and is also in charge of directing TV dramas such as " The Guardman ", " Right Gate Catchbook ", " Tokusou Saizensen ", and " Edo no Taka ". Most of the productions were directed by Mifune Productions, and many of the scriptwriters were in combination with Yukio Tsuda (Yukio Tsuda) and Ichiro Ikeda .

In 1955, Daiei and Shaw Brothers teamed up with " Yang Guifei ", and since 1969, he was invited to Shaw Brothers to direct films such as "Hitotouma Dark Rendezvous" under the name of Mitsuo Murayama.[5]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

  • Assistant Director of " Nijio " (Daiei Tokyo, 1949)
  • Assistant Director of " Yang Guifei " (Daiei Tokyo = Shaw Brothers, 1955)
  • Director of "Tokyo Crime Map" (Daiei Tokyo, 1956) and below
  • "Mr. Maiden's Diary" (Daiei Tokyo, 1956)
  • "Zantsuki Kodokan" (Daiei Tokyo, 1957)
  • "The Invisible Man and the Man " (Daiei Tokyo, 1957)
  • "The Face of Meiji" (Daiei Tokyo, 1957)
  • "Dohyo Monogatari" (Daiei Tokyo, 1958)
  • "Mother is not the culprit" (Daiei Tokyo, 1958)
  • "Erased Detective" (Daiei Tokyo, 1958)
  • "Intruder in the daytime" (Daiei Tokyo, 1958)
  • "Urban Fang" (Daiei Tokyo, 1959)
  • "Substitute Diary" (Daiei Tokyo, 1959)
  • "Navy School Story Ae Edajima" (Daiei Tokyo, 1959)
  • "Yamaotokono Uta" (Daiei Kyokyo, 1962)
  • "Fujin Raijin" (Daiei Tokyo, 1962)
  • "Are Zero Fighter" (Daiei Tokyo, 1965)
  • "Student Hitoshi" (Daiei Tokyo, 1965)
  • "Medal from the Devil" (Daiei Tokyo, 1967)
  • "Escape the Jet F104" (Daiei Tokyo, 1968)
  • "Ah Navy" (Daiei Tokyo, 1969)
  • "The Falcon Fighters" (Daiei Tokyo, 1969)
  • "Human Head Horse Dark Rendezvous" (Shaw Brothers, 1969)
  • "A Cause to Kill" (Shaw Brothers, 1970)
  • "Hellgate: London" (Shaw Brothers, 1970)
  • "Bet on the lips of a female secret investigator" (Daiei Tokyo, 1970)
  • " Karafuto 1945 Summer Ice and Snow Gate " (JPM, 1974)

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