The H-Man

The H-Man


美女と液体人間
Bijo To Ekitainingen
Beauty and the Liquid Man
Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Original Story Hideo Unagami
Screenplay Shinichi Sekizawa
Photography Hajime Koizumi
Art Takeo Kita
Sound Choshichiro Mikami
Masanobu Miyazaki
Lighting Tsuruzo Nishikawa
Music Masaru Sato
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Editor Kazuji Taira
Production Companies Toho
Release Date June 24, 1958
Runtime 87 minutes

美女と液体人間
Bijo To Ekitainingen
Beauty and the Liquid Man

Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Original Story Hideo Unagami
Screenplay Shinichi Sekizawa
Photography Hajime Koizumi
Art Takeo Kita
Sound Choshichiro Mikami
Masanobu Miyazaki
Lighting Tsuruzo Nishikawa
Music Masaru Sato
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Editor Kazuji Taira
Production Companies Toho
Release Date June 24, 1958
Runtime 87 minutes

The police investigate the bizarre disappearance of a gangster, Misaki, during a failed drug run. The man had vanished into thin air, leaving his clothes and possessions behind. They interview Misaki’s mistress, Chikako, but learn nothing of value. They also interview Masada, a scientist who is smitten with Chikako. Masada has a theory that the man may have been disintegrated by a new radioactive lifeform. He presents his evidence to the police, but they are reluctant to accept his outlandish theory.

Chikako witnesses another disappearance, and confirms Masada’s theory: a new, liquid lifeform is indeed on the prowl in Tokyo. The police attempt to trap the gang leaders at their nightclub, but they are foiled when the lifeform appears and kills several people. Uchida, the gang leader, fakes his death to escape the police and kidnaps Chikako as security.

The police deduce that the lifeform lives in the sewers, and attempt to kill it by filling the sewers with gasoline and lighting it. Uchida takes Chikako into the sewers to find Misaki’s secret drug stash, but he is killed by the lifeform. Masada enters the sewer and rescues Chikako before the flames reach them. The fires purge the lifeform from the sewers.

Top Billed Cast

Yumi Shirakawa
Chikako Arai
Kenji Sahara
Dr. Masada
Akihiko Hirata
Detective Tominaga
Eitaro Ozawa
Detective Miyashita
Koreya Senda
Dr. Maki
Makoto Sato
Uchida
Hisaya Ito
Misaki
Yoshio Tsuchiya
Detective Taguchi
Ko Mishima
Gangster
Yoshibumi Tajima
Detective Sakata
Tetsu Nakamura
Mr. Chin
Haruya Kato
Fisherman
Senkichi Omura
Fisherman
Ayumi Sonoda
Nightclub Dancer
Kan Hayashi
Police Executive
Minosuke Yamada
Police Executive
Jun Fujio
Nishiyama
Ren Yamamoto
Gangster
Akira Sera
Fisherman
Tadao Nakamaru
Detective Seki
Yosuke Natsuki
Bystander
Nadao Kirino
Gangster Waiter
Yutaka Sada
Taxi Driver
Shin Otomo
Gangster
Soji Ubukata
Police Executive
Mitsuo Tsuda
Police Executive
Yutaka Nakayama
Informant Gangster
Kamayuki Tsubono
Detective Ogawa
Shigeo Kato
Fisherman
Yutaka Oka
Soldier
Shoichi Hirose
Fire Chief
Takuzo Kumagai
Soldier
Akio Kusama
Police Chemist
Shiro Tsuchiya
Police Executive
Katsumi Tezuka
Fishing Captain
Haruo Nakajima
Fisherman

Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically

Ken Echigo
Nightclub Patron
Yukihiko Gondo
Policeman
Kazuo Hinata
Barfly, Police Executive
Yoshio Katsube
Reporter
Keiji Sakakida
Policeman
Hideo Shibuya
Reporter
Haruo Suzuki
Policeman
Top Billed Cast

Chikako Arai

Dr. Masada

Detective Tominaga

Detective Miyashita

Dr. Maki

Uchida

Misaki

Detective Taguchi

Gangster

Detective Sakata

Mr. Chin

Fisherman

Fisherman

Nightclub Dancer

Police Executive
Kan Hayashi

Police Executive

Nishiyama
Jun Fujio

Gangster

Fisherman

Detective Seki

Bystander

Gangster Waiter

Taxi Driver

Gangster

Police Executive

Police Executive

Informant Gangster

Detective Ogawa

Fisherman

Soldier

Fire Chief

Soldier

Police Chemist

Police Executive

Fishing Captain

Fisherman
Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically

Nightclub Patron

Policeman

Barfly

Police Executive

Reporter

Policeman

Reporter

Policeman
製作
Producer
田中友幸
Tomoyuki Tanaka
原作
Original Story
海上日出男
Hideo Unagami
脚本
Screenplay
木村武
Takeshi Kimura
撮影
Photography
小泉一
Hajime Koizumi
美術
Art
北猛夫
Takeo Kita
録音
Sound
三上長七郎
Choshichiro Mikami

宮崎正信
Masanobu Miyazaki
照明
Lighting
西川鶴三
Tsuruzo Nishikawaw
音楽
Music
佐藤勝
Masaru Sato
特殊技術
Special Effects

撮影
Photography
荒木秀三郎
Shozaburo Araki

有川貞昌
Sadamasa Arikawa
美術
Art
渡辺明
Akira Watanabe
照明
Lighting
城田正雄
Masao Shirota
合成
Synthesis
向山宏
Hiroshi Mukoyama
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
眞木照夫
Teruo Maki
出演者
Performers


白川由美
Yumi Shirakawa

佐原健二
Kenji Sahara

平田昭彦
Akihiko Hirata

小沢栄太郎
Eitaro Ozawa

千田是也
Koreya Senda

佐藤允
Makoto Sato

伊藤久哉
Hisaya Ito

北川町子
Michiko Kitagawa

土屋嘉男
Yoshio Tsuchiya

白石奈緒美
Naomi Shiraishi

三島耕
Ko Mishima

田島義文
Yoshibumi Tajima

中村哲
Tetsu Nakamura

加藤春哉
Haruya Kato

大村千吉
Senkichi Omura

園田あゆみ
Ayumi Sonoda

林幹
Kan Hayashi

山田巳之助
Minosuke Yamada

藤尾純
Jun Fujio

山本廉
Ren Yamamoto

瀬良明
Akira Sera

中丸忠雄
Tadao Nakamura

夏木陽介
Yosuke Natsuki

家田佳子
Yoshiko Ieda

重信安広
Yasuhiro Shigenobu

山田彰
Akira Yamada

桐野洋雄
Nadao Kirino

佐田豊
Yutaka Sada

大友伸
Shin Otomo

生方壮児
Soji Ubukata

津田光男
Mitsuo Tsuda

中山豊
Yutaka Nakayama

坪野鎌之
Kamayuki Tsubono

加藤茂雄
Shigeo Kato

岡豊
Yutaka Oka

広瀬正一
Shoichi Hirose

熊谷二良
Jiro Kumagai

草間璋夫
Akio Kusama

土屋詩朗
Shiro Tsuchiya

手塚勝巳
Katsumi Tezuka

中島春雄
Haruo Nakajima
特撮監督
Special Effects Director
円谷英二
Eiji Tsuburaya
監督
Director
本多猪四郎
Ishiro Honda