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 Fireman
Takuzo Kumagai Soldier
Akio Kusama Police Chemist
Shiro Tsuchiya Police Executive
Katsumi Tezuka Fishing Captain
Haruo Nakajima Fisherman

Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically

Yukihiko Gondo Policeman
Kazuo Hinata Barfly
Police Executive
Yoshio Katsube Reporter
Junichiro Mukai Soldier
Hideo Shibuya Reporter
Haruo Suzuki Policeman
Masaaki Tachibana Waiter
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 Fireman
Takuzo Kumagai Soldier
Akio Kusama Police Chemist
Shiro Tsuchiya Police Executive
Katsumi Tezuka Fishing Captain
Haruo Nakajima Fisherman
Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically
Yukihiko Gondo Policeman
Kazuo Hinata Barfly
Police Executive
Yoshio Katsube Reporter
Junichiro Mukai Soldier
Hideo Shibuya Reporter
Haruo Suzuki Policeman
Masaaki Tachibana Waiter
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