Godzilla, King of the Monsters

Godzilla, King of the Monsters


ゴジラ
Gojira
Godzilla

Also known as Godzilla
Director Ishiro Honda
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Original Story Shigeru Kayama
Screenplay Takeo Murata
Ishiro Honda
Photography Masao Tamai
Art Director Takeo Kita
Sound Hisashi Shimonaga
Lighting Choshiro Ishii
Music Akira Ifukube
Special Effects Eiji Tsuburaya
Editor Kazuji Taira
Production Companies Toho
Release Date November 3, 1954
Runtime 97 minutes
Followed by Godzilla Raids Again (1955)
Poster

ゴジラ
Gojira
Godzilla

Staff
Director Ishiro Honda
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Original Story Shigeru Kayama
Screenplay Takeo Murata
Ishiro Honda
Photography Masao Tamai
Art Director Takeo Kita
Sound Hisashi Shimonaga
Lighting Choshiro Ishii
Music Akira Ifukube
Special Effects Eiji Tsuburaya
Editor Kazuji Taira
Info
Also known as Godzilla
Production Companies Toho
Release Date November 3, 1954
Runtime 97 minutes
Followed by Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

Several Japanese ships go missing at sea. Eyewitnesses from an island village claim a giant creature is responsible. They claim it is their fierce deity Godzilla. Yamane, a prominent paleontologist, travels to the island and confirms the existence of Godzilla. Yamane hypothesizes that Godzilla is a member of a now extinct species of dinosaur that was revived and mutated by exposure to the H-bomb. The military anticipates Godzilla’s arrival to Japan and attempts to destroy the monster. Meanwhile Yamane’s daughter, Emiko, is engaged to his colleague Serizawa, but she is really in love with Ogata, a sailor.

Godzilla breaches the military’s defenses and lays waste to Tokyo. The monster is impervious to all forms of conventional weaponry. Emiko and Ogata believe that Serizawa may have discovered some way of stopping the monster. They confront Serizawa, who admits to having invented the oxygen destroyer, a device that kills all life in water. He is hesistant to reveal it because in the wrong hands it may prove more destructive than the H-bomb. Serizawa is moved by the plight of the Japanese people and relents.

The military arranges for the oxygen destroyer to be deployed in Tokyo Bay, where Godzilla is resting. Serizawa and Ogata descend together and plant the device. Ogata surfaces, but Serizawa remains behind in order to protect the secrets of the oxygen destroyer. Serizawa gives his blessing to Ogata and Emiko, and both Serizawa and Godzilla are killed by the oxygen destroyer.

Top Billed Cast

Akira Takarada Hideto Ogata
Momoko Kochi Emiko Yamane
Akihiko Hirata Dr. Daisuke Serizawa
Takashi Shimura Dr. Kyohei Yamane
Fuyuki Murakami Dr. Tanabe
Sachio Sakai Hagiwara
Toranosuke Ogawa Fishing Company President
Ren Yamamoto Masaji
Kan Hayashi Diet Chairman
Seijiro Onda Parliamentarian
Takeo Oikawa Defense Secretary
Keiji Sakakida Mayor Inada
Toyoaki Suzuki Shinkichi
Kuninori Kodo Izuma
Kin Sugai Parliamentarian
Shizuko Azuma Cruise Passenger
Tadashi Okabe Yamane's Assistant
Kiyoshi Kimata Cruise Passenger
Ren Imaizumi Coast Guard
Masaaki Tachibana Doomed Reporter
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi Islander
Saburo Iketani Reporter
Katsumi Tezuka Godzilla
Newspaper Editor
Haruo Nakajima Godzilla
Newspaper Reporter

Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically

Ken Echigo Sailor
Yu Fujiki Ship's Radio Operator
Kazuo Hinata Defense Official
Radio Operator
Shoichi Hirose Parliamentarian
Takuzo Kumagai Defense Official
Sokichi Maki Coast Guard
Junichiro Mukai Reporter
Defense Official
Junpei Natsuki Substation Operator
Rinsaku Ogata Radio Operator
Yutaka Sada Defense Official
Kenji Sahara Reporter
Cruise Passenger
Akira Sera Parliamentarian
Hideo Shibuya Reporter
Kamayuki Tsubono Coast Guard
Mitsuo Tsuda Policeman
Koji Uno Correspondent
Top Billed Cast
Akira Takarada Hideto Ogata
Momoko Kochi Emiko Yamane
Akihiko Hirata Dr. Daisuke Serizawa
Takashi Shimura Dr. Kyohei Yamane
Fuyuki Murakami Dr. Tanabe
Sachio Sakai Hagiwara
Toranosuke Ogawa Fishing Company President
Ren Yamamoto Masaji
Kan Hayashi Diet Chairman
Seijiro Onda Parliamentarian
Takeo Oikawa Defense Secretary
Keiji Sakakida Mayor Inada
Toyoaki Suzuki Shinkichi
Kuninori Kodo Izuma
Kin Sugai Parliamentarian
Shizuko Azuma Cruise Passenger
Tadashi Okabe Yamane's Assistant
Kiyoshi Kimata Cruise Passenger
Ren Imaizumi Coast Guard
Masaaki Tachibana Doomed Reporter
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi Islander
Saburo Iketani Reporter
Katsumi Tezuka Godzilla
Newspaper Editor
Haruo Nakajima Godzilla
Newspaper Reporter
Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically
Ken Echigo Sailor
Yu Fujiki Ship's Radio Operator
Kazuo Hinata Defense Official
Radio Operator
Shoichi Hirose Parliamentarian
Takuzo Kumagai Defense Official
Sokichi Maki Coast Guard
Junichiro Mukai Reporter
Defense Official
Junpei Natsuki Substation Operator
Rinsaku Ogata Radio Operator
Yutaka Sada Defense Official
Kenji Sahara Reporter
Cruise Passenger
Akira Sera Parliamentarian
Hideo Shibuya Reporter
Kamayuki Tsubono Coast Guard
Mitsuo Tsuda Policeman
Koji Uno Correspondent
製作
Producer
田中友幸
Tomoyuki Tanaka
原作
Original Story
香山滋
Shigeru Kayama
脚本
Screenplay
村田武雄
Takeo Murata

本多猪四郎
Ishiro Honda
撮影
Photography
玉井正夫
Masao Tamai
美術監督
Art Director
北猛夫
Takeo Kita
美術
Art
中古智
Satoru Chuko
録音
Sound
下永尚
Hisashi Shimonaga
照明
Lighting
石井長四郎
Choshiro Ishii
音楽
Music
伊福部昭
Akira Ifukube
特殊技術
Special Effects
圓谷英二
Eiji Tsuburaya

向山宏
Hiroshi Mukoyama

渡辺明
Akira Watanabe

岸田九一郎
Kuichiro Kishida
監督助手
Assistant Director
梶田興治
Koji Kajita
編集
Editing
平泰陳
Kazuji Taira
音響効果
Sound Effects
三縄一郎
Ichiro Minawa
現像
Developing
東宝現像所
Toho Laboratory
製作担当者
Production Manager
真木照夫
Teruo Maki
出演者
Performers


宝田明
Akira Takarada

河内桃子
Momoko Kochi

平田昭彦
Akihiko Hirata

志村喬
Takashi Shimura

村上冬樹
Fuyuki Murakami

堺左千夫
Sachio Sakai

小川虎之助
Toranosuke Ogawa

山本廉
Ren Yamamoto

林幹
Kan Hayashi

恩田清二郎
Seijiro Onda

笈川武夫
Takeo Oikawa

榊田敬二
Keiji Sakakida

鈴木豊明
Toyoaki Suzuki

高堂國典
Kuninori Kodo

菅井きん
Kin Sugai

川合玉江
Tamie Kawai

東静子
Shizuko Azuma

馬野都留子
Tsuruko Mano

岡部正
Tadashi Okabe

鴨田清
Kiyoshi Kamata

今泉廉
Ren Imaizumi

橘正晃
Masaaki Tachibana

帯一郎
Ichiro Date

堤康久
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi

鈴川二郎
Jiro Suzukawa

池谷三郎
Saburo Iketani

手塚勝巳
Katsumi Tezuka

中島春雄
Haruo Nakajima
監督
Director
本多猪四郎
Ishiro Honda