Gorath

Gorath


妖星ゴラス
Yōsei Gorasu
Mystery Planet Gorath
Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Original Story Jojiro Okami
Screenplay Takeshi Kimura
Photography Hajime Koizumi
Art Takeo Kita
Teruaki Abe
Sound Toshiya Ban
Lighting Toshio Takashima
Music Kan Ishii
Editor Reiko Kaneko
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Production Companies Toho
Release Date March 21, 1962
Runtime 88 minutes

妖星ゴラス
Yōsei Gorasu
Mystery Planet Gorath
Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Original Story Jojiro Okami
Screenplay Takeshi Kimura
Photography Hajime Koizumi
Art Takeo Kita
Teruaki Abe
Sound Toshiya Ban
Lighting Toshio Takashima
Music Kan Ishii
Editor Reiko Kaneko
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Production Companies Toho
Release Date March 21, 1962
Runtime 88 minutes

A rogue space object is on a collision course with Earth. The object, a dense planetoid named “Gorath,” threatens to destroy Earth on impact. Japan begins training astronauts for Gorath-related missions, and Tazawa, a prominent scientist, proposes a plan to save the Earth by shifting its orbit, out of Gorath’s path.

Tazawa oversees the construction of an array of nuclear jets on the South Pole. When the jets are ignited, they begin to push the Earth out of its regular orbit. The change is agonizingly slow, and it seems doubtful that Earth will be moved far enough to avoid Gorath.

Gorath enters the solar system, destroying the rings of Saturn and colliding with the moon. Gorath’s intense gravity causes catastrophic tidal waves to sweep around the globe. Finally, Gorath passes Earth, barely avoiding a collision, and disappears into space. The world rejoices, and Tazawa shuts down the nuclear array. Now he must draft a plan to return Earth to its original orbit.

Top Billed Cast

Ryo Ikebe Dr. Tazawa
Yumi Shirakawa Tomoko Sonoda
Akira Kubo Tatsuma Kanai
Kumi Mizuno Takiko Nomura
Hiroshi Tachikawa Astronaut Wakabayashi
Akihiko Hirata Captain Endo
Kenji Sahara Lt. Saiki
Jun Tazaki Captain Raizo Sonoda
Ken Uehara Dr. Kono
Takashi Shimura Dr. Keisuke Sonoda
Seizaburo Kawazu Minister Tada
Ko Mishima South Pole Engineer Sanada
Sachio Sakai Doctor
Takamaru Sasaki Prime Minister Seki
Ko Nishimura Minister Murata
Eitaro Ozawa Minister Kinami
Masanari Nihei Astronaut Ito
Kozo Nomura Satellite Commander
Keiko Sata Secretary
Hideyo Amamoto Barfly
George Furness UN Ambassador
Ross Bennett Gibson
Junichiro Mukai Security Guard
Nadao Kirino Lt. Manabe
Fumio Sakashita Hayao Sonoda
Ikio Sawamura Taxi Driver
Rinsaku Ogata Spaceship Crew
Tadashi Okabe Spaceship Crew
Koji Uno Reporter
Yukihiko Gondo Spaceship Crew
Kenichiro Maruyama Spaceship Crew
Yasuhiko Saijo Spaceship Crew
Katsumi Tezuka Magma
Wataru Omae Spaceship Crew
Hideo Shibuya Reporter
Takuzo Kumagai Minister

Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically

Ken Echigo Satellite Crew
Saburo Iketani TV Announcer
Yoshio Katsube Reporter
Satellite Crew
Akio Kusama Minister
Somesho Matsumoto Minister
Yutaka Oka South Pole Crew
Keiji Sakakida Minister
Kamayuki Tsubono Minister
Obel Wyatt UN Ambassador
Keisuke Yamada Minister
Osman Yusef South Pole Crew
Top Billed Cast
Ryo Ikebe Dr. Tazawa
Yumi Shirakawa Tomoko Sonoda
Akira Kubo Tatsuma Kanai
Kumi Mizuno Takiko Nomura
Hiroshi Tachikawa Astronaut Wakabayashi
Akihiko Hirata Captain Endo
Kenji Sahara Lt. Saiki
Jun Tazaki Captain Raizo Sonoda
Ken Uehara Dr. Kono
Takashi Shimura Dr. Keisuke Sonoda
Seizaburo Kawazu Minister Tada
Ko Mishima South Pole Engineer Sanada
Sachio Sakai Doctor
Takamaru Sasaki Prime Minister Seki
Ko Nishimura Minister Murata
Eitaro Ozawa Minister Kinami
Masanari Nihei Astronaut Ito
Kozo Nomura Satellite Commander
Keiko Sata Secretary
Hideyo Amamoto Barfly
George Furness UN Ambassador
Ross Bennett Gibson
Junichiro Mukai Security Guard
Nadao Kirino Lt. Manabe
Fumio Sakashita Hayao Sonoda
Ikio Sawamura Taxi Driver
Rinsaku Ogata Spaceship Crew
Tadashi Okabe Spaceship Crew
Koji Uno Reporter
Yukihiko Gondo Spaceship Crew
Kenichiro Maruyama Spaceship Crew
Yasuhiko Saijo Spaceship Crew
Katsumi Tezuka Magma
Wataru Omae Spaceship Crew
Hideo Shibuya Reporter
Takuzo Kumagai Minister
Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically
Ken Echigo Satellite Crew
Saburo Iketani TV Announcer
Yoshio Katsube Reporter
Satellite Crew
Akio Kusama Minister
Somesho Matsumoto Minister
Yutaka Oka South Pole Crew
Keiji Sakakida Minister
Kamayuki Tsubono Minister
Obel Wyatt UN Ambassador
Keisuke Yamada Minister
Osman Yusef South Pole Crew
製作
Producer
田中友幸
Tomoyuki Tanaka
原作
Original Story
丘美丈二郎
Jojiro Okami
脚本
Screenplay
木村武
Takeshi Kimura
撮影
Photography
小泉一
Hajime Koizumi
美術
Art
北猛夫
Takeo Kita

安倍輝明
Teruaki Abe
録音
Sound
伴利也
Toshiya Ban
照明
Lighting
高島利雄
Toshio Takashima
音楽
Music
石井歓
Kan Ishii
整音
Dubbing
下永尚
Hisashi Shimonaga
監督助手
Assistant Director
梶田興治
Koji Kajita
編集
Editor
兼子玲子
Reiko Kaneko
現像
Developing
東京現像所
Tokyo Laboratory
製作担当者
Production Manager
坂本泰明
Yasuaki Sakamoto
特殊技術
Special Effects

撮影
Photography
有川貞昌
Sadamasa Arikawa

富岡素敬
Motoyoshi Tomioka
光学撮影
Optical Photography
幸隆生
Takao Miyuki

真野田幸雄
Yukio Manoda
美術
Art
渡辺明
Akira Watanabe
照明
Lighting
岸田九一郎
Kuichiro Kishida
合成
Synthesis
向山宏
Hiroshi Mukoyama
製作担当者
Production Manager
成田貫
Nuki Narita
出演者
Performers


池部良
Ryo Ikebe

白川由美
Yumi Shirakawa

久保明
Akira Kubo

水野久美
Kumi Mizuno

太刀川寛
Hiroshi Tachikawa

平田昭彦
Akihiko Hirata

佐原健二
Kenji Sahara

田崎潤
Jun Tazaki

上原謙
Ken Uehara

志村喬
Takashi Shimura

河津清三郎
Seizaburo Kawazu

三島耕
Ko Mishima

堺左千夫
Sachio Sakai

佐々木孝丸
Takamaru Sasaki

西村晃
Ko Nishimura

小沢栄太郎
Eitaro Ozawa

二瓶正典
Masanori Nihei

野村浩三
Kozo Nomura

佐多契子
Keiko Sata

天本英世
Hideyo Amamoto

ジョージ・ファーネス
George Furness

ロス・ベネット
Ross Bennett

向井淳一郎
Junichiro Mukai

桐野洋雄
Nadao Kirino

坂下文夫
Fumio Sakashita

沢村いき雄
Ikio Sawamura

古田俊彦
Toshihiko Furuta

上村幸之
Yoshiyuki Uemura

緒方燐作
Rinsaku Ogata

佐藤功一
Koichi Sato

河辺昌義
Masayoshi Kawabe

松原靖
Yasushi Matsubara

岡部正
Tadashi Okabe

宇野晃司
Koji Uno

権藤幸彦
Yukihiko Gondo

丸山謙一郎
Kenichiro Maruyama

西条康彦
Yasuhiko Saijo

手塚勝巳
Katsumi Tezuka

山田彰
Akira Yamada

高木弘
Hiroshi Takagi

鈴木孝次
Toshitsugu Suzuki

大前亘
Wataru Omae

庄司一郎
Ichiro Shoji

荒木保夫
Yasuo Araki

三井紳平
Kenpei Mitsui

今井和雄
Kazuo Imai

由起卓也
Takuya Yuki

石川浩二
Koji Ishikawa

鈴木友輔
Yusuke Suzuki

熊谷二良
Jiro Kumagai
特技監督
Special Effects Director
円谷英二
Eiji Tsuburaya
監督
Director
本多猪四郎
Ishiro Honda