Battle in Outer Space

Battle in Outer Space


宇宙大戦争
Uchū Daisensō
Space Great War

Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Original Story Jojiro Okami
Screenplay Shinichi Sekizawa
Photography Hajime Koizumi
Art Teruaki Abe
Lighting Rokuro Ishikawa
Sound Choshichiro Mikami
Masanobu Miyazaki
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Kazuji Taira
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Production Companies Toho
Release Date December 26, 1959
Runtime 91 minutes
Poster

宇宙大戦争
Uchū Daisensō
Space Great War

Staff
Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Original Story Jojiro Okami
Screenplay Shinichi Sekizawa
Photography Hajime Koizumi
Art Teruaki Abe
Lighting Rokuro Ishikawa
Sound Choshichiro Mikami
Masanobu Miyazaki
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Kazuji Taira
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Info
Production Companies Toho
Release Date December 26, 1959
Runtime 91 minutes

A manned satellite station is destroyed by hostile aliens. Soon after the Earth is plagued by strange catastrophes. The Space Research Center convenes a special meeting and learns that the aliens, the Natal, are determined to conquer the Earth. The center unveils a new arsenal of futuristic weaponry it has been developing for this contingency. A Natal base is discovered on the moon, and a landing force is sent on a search and destroy mission.

The landing force successfully navigates the Natal defenses and lands on the moon. They engage the Natal base and destroy it, too. The Natal are pressured to begin their final invasion on Earth, and bombard it with explosive meteorites, destroying several major cities around the world. The nations of the world distribute alien countermeasures to their major city centers in preparation for the final attack. The Natal mothership itself is bearing down on Earth.

Rocket jets are launched to intercept the Natal vanguard, but the mothership breaks through and begins attacking Tokyo. After a costly effort, the Japanese are able to concentrate their weapons on the mothership and destroy it. When the dust settles, the Space Center confirms that the Natal threat has been neutralized.

Top Billed Cast

Ryo Ikebe Major Ichiro Katsumiya
Kyoko Anzai Etsuko Shiraishi
Minoru Takada Defense Commander
Koreya Senda Dr. Adachi
Len Stanford Dr. Richardson
Harold S. Conway Dr. Immelman
George Wyman Dr. Ahmed
Elise Richter Sylvia
Hisaya Ito Astronaut Kogure
Yoshio Tsuchiya Astronaut Iwamura
Nadao Kirino Astronaut Okada
Kozo Nomura Space Jet Pilot
Fuyuki Murakami Detective Iriake
Ikio Sawamura Line Inspector
Takuzo Kumagai Military Officer
Katsumi Tezuka Military Officer
Mitsuo Tsuda Military Officer
Tadashi Okabe Military Officer
Osman Yusef Astronaut
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi Train Conductor
Rinsaku Ogata Astronaut
Keisuke Yamada UN Official
Yutaka Oka Astronaut
Shigeo Kato Train Conductor
Yukihiko Gondo Space Station Crew

Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically

Kazuo Hinata UN Official
Andrew Hughes UN Official
Saburo Iketani Newsreader
Minoru Ito Speaker
Yoshio Katsube Attendant
Junichiro Mukai Policeman
Keiji Sakakida UN Official
Haruya Sakamoto Policeman
Haruo Suzuki Detective
Obel Wyatt Military Officer
Top Billed Cast
Ryo Ikebe Major Ichiro Katsumiya
Kyoko Anzai Etsuko Shiraishi
Minoru Takada Defense Commander
Koreya Senda Dr. Adachi
Len Stanford Dr. Richardson
Harold S. Conway Dr. Immelman
George Wyman Dr. Ahmed
Elise Richter Sylvia
Hisaya Ito Astronaut Kogure
Yoshio Tsuchiya Astronaut Iwamura
Nadao Kirino Astronaut Okada
Kozo Nomura Space Jet Pilot
Fuyuki Murakami Detective Iriake
Ikio Sawamura Line Inspector
Takuzo Kumagai Military Officer
Katsumi Tezuka Military Officer
Mitsuo Tsuda Military Officer
Tadashi Okabe Military Officer
Osman Yusef Astronaut
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi Train Conductor
Rinsaku Ogata Astronaut
Keisuke Yamada UN Official
Yutaka Oka Astronaut
Shigeo Kato Train Conductor
Yukihiko Gondo Space Station Crew
Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically
Kazuo Hinata UN Official
Andrew Hughes UN Official
Saburo Iketani Newsreader
Minoru Ito Speaker
Yoshio Katsube Attendant
Junichiro Mukai Policeman
Keiji Sakakida UN Official
Haruya Sakamoto Policeman
Haruo Suzuki Detective
Obel Wyatt Military Officer
製作
Producer
田中友幸
Tomoyuki Tanaka
原作
Original Story
丘美丈二郎
Jojiro Okami
脚本
Screenplay
関沢新一
Shinichi Sekizawa
撮影
Photography
小泉一
Hajime Koizumi
美術
Art
安倍輝明
Teruaki Abe
照明
Lighting
石川緑郎
Rokuro Ishikawa
録音
Sound
三上長七郎
Choshichiro Mikami

宮崎正信
Masanobu Miyazaki
音楽
Music
伊福部昭
Akira Ifukube
監督助手
Assistant Director
梶田興治
Koji Kajita
編集
Editor
平一二
Kazuji Taira
現像
Developing
東洋現像所
Toyo Laboratory
製作担当者
Production Manager
坂本泰明
Yasuaki Sakamoto
特殊技術
Special Effects

光学撮影
Optical Photography
荒木秀三郎
Shozaburo Araki
撮影
Photography
有川貞昌
Sadamasa Arikawa
美術
Art
渡辺明
Akira Watanabe
照明
Lighting
岸田九一郎
Kuichiro Kishida
作画合成
Compositing
向山宏
Hiroshi Mukoyama
出演者
Performers


池部良
Ryo Ikebe

安西郷子
Kyoko Anzai

高田稔
Minoru Takada

千田是也
Koreya Senda

レン・スタンフォード
Len Stanford

ハロルド・コンウェイ
Harold Conway

ジョージ・ウイマン
George Whyman

エリス・リクター
Elise Richter

伊藤久哉
Hisaya Ito

土屋嘉男
Yoshio Tsuchiya

桐野洋雄
Nadao Kirino

野村浩三
Kozo Nomura

村上冬樹
Fuyuki Murakami

沢村いき雄
Ikio Sawamura

熊谷二良
Jiro Kumagai

手塚勝己
Katsumi Tezuka

津田光男
Mitsuo Tsuda

岡部正
Tadashi Okabe

オスマン・ユセフ
Osman Yusuf

マルコン・ピアーズ
Malcolm Pearce

レオナルド・ウェルチ
Leonard Walch

ハインズ・ボトメル
Heinz Bodmer

ドナ・カールソン
Dona Carlson

堤康久
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi

旗持貴佐夫
Takao Kaname

佐藤功一
Koichi Sato

荒木保夫
Yasuo Araki

緒方燐作
Rinsaku Ogata

山田圭介
Keisuke Yamada

上村幸之
Yoshiyuki Uemura

岡豊
Yutaka Oka

加藤茂雄
Shigeo Kato

門脇三郎
Saburo Kadowaki

権藤幸彦
Yukihiko Gondo

広田新二郎
Shinjiro Hirota
特撮監督
Special Effects Director
円谷英二
Eiji Tsuburaya
監督
Director
本多猪四郎
Ishiro Honda