The Human Vapor

The Human Vapor


ガス人間第一号
Gasu Ningen Dai Ichigō
Gas Man No. 1

Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Screenplay Takeshi Kimura
Photography Hajime Koizumi
Art Kiyoshi Shimizu
Sound Masao Fujiyoshi
Masanobu Miyazaki
Lighting Toshio Takashima
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Music Kunio Miyauchi
Editor Kazuji Taira
Production Companies Toho
Release Date December 11, 1960
Runtime 91 minutes
Poster

ガス人間第一号
Gasu Ningen Dai Ichigō
Gas Man No. 1

Staff
Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Screenplay Takeshi Kimura
Photography Hajime Koizumi
Art Kiyoshi Shimizu
Sound Masao Fujiyoshi
Masanobu Miyazaki
Lighting Toshio Takashima
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Music Kunio Miyauchi
Editor Kazuji Taira
Info
Production Companies Toho
Release Date December 11, 1960
Runtime 91 minutes

The police investigate a series of brutal bank robberies committed under mysterious circumstances. Their suspicion falls on Kasuga, a retired dancer who has suddenly come into good fortune and is planning a new performance. One of her purchases is made in cash with the stolen money. The police have her detained, but she refuses to admit how she came by the money. Mizuno, a quiet, unassuming man, turns himself in for the robberies. When the police ask him to demonstrate how he committed the crimes, Mizuno dissolves into a sentient gas and escapes. He threatens to continue his murderous crime spree unless the police release Kasuga.

A newspaper manages to secure an interview with Mizuno and learn about his origins. He was discharged from military service on account of his cancer, but he was selected as a test subject by Dr. Sano for his experiments. Unbeknownst to Mizuno, Sano was a crackpot who preyed on unknown persons to fuel his strange experiments. Mizuno survived his exposure to Sano’s equipment, becoming the human vapor. Mizuno killed Sano and returned to his normal life. He became smitten with Kasuga and gave her the stolen money so she could return to dancing.

The police decide to use Kasuga’s next performance as a trap for Mizuno. They plan to fill the auditorium with a flammable gas and ignite it, a method that will hopefully destroy Mizuno in spite of his abilities. When Mizuno sabotages the police’s remote detonator, Kasuga triggers the explosion herself. The police watch as Mizuno crawls out of the burning building before succumbing to his injuries.

Top Billed Cast

Tatsuya Mihashi Detective Okamoto
Kaoru Yachigusa Fujichiyo Kasuga
Yoshio Tsuchiya Mizuno
Keiko Sata Kyoko Kono
Hisaya Ito Dr. Tamiya
Yoshibumi Tajima Detective Tabata
Yoshio Kosugi Detective Inao
Fuyuki Murakami Dr. Sano
Bokuzen Hidari Jiya
Takamaru Sasaki Police Executive
Minosuke Yamada Newspaper Executive
Tatsuo Matsumura Newspaper Editor
Yoyo Miyata Bank Official
Ko Mishima Detective Fujita
Kozo Nomura Reporter Kawasaki
Ren Yamamoto Nishiyama
Somesho Matsumoto Kasuga's Instructor
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi Policeman
Shoichi Hirose Jail Officer
Tetsu Nakamura Newspaper Executive
Toki Shiozawa Instructor's Wife
Takuzo Kumagai Newspaper Executive
Kamayuki Tsubono Detective Osaki
Rinsaku Ogata Policeman
Keiji Sakakida Jail Officer
Yutaka Oka Man in Audience
Keisuke Yamada Police Executive
Yukihiko Gondo Detective Hotta
Akio Kusama Police Executive
Hideo Shibuya Banker
Masaaki Tachibana Reporter
Minoru Ito Reporter
Wataru Omae Reporter

Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically

Ken Echigo Scientist
Kazuo Hinata Bank Official
Yoshio Katsube Reporter
Junpei Natsuki Reporter
Haruo Suzuki Policeman
Top Billed Cast
Tatsuya Mihashi Detective Okamoto
Kaoru Yachigusa Fujichiyo Kasuga
Yoshio Tsuchiya Mizuno
Keiko Sata Kyoko Kono
Hisaya Ito Dr. Tamiya
Yoshibumi Tajima Detective Tabata
Yoshio Kosugi Detective Inao
Fuyuki Murakami Dr. Sano
Bokuzen Hidari Jiya
Takamaru Sasaki Police Executive
Minosuke Yamada Newspaper Executive
Tatsuo Matsumura Newspaper Editor
Yoyo Miyata Bank Official
Ko Mishima Detective Fujita
Kozo Nomura Reporter Kawasaki
Ren Yamamoto Nishiyama
Somesho Matsumoto Kasuga's Instructor
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi Policeman
Shoichi Hirose Jail Officer
Tetsu Nakamura Newspaper Executive
Toki Shiozawa Instructor's Wife
Takuzo Kumagai Newspaper Executive
Kamayuki Tsubono Detective Osaki
Rinsaku Ogata Policeman
Keiji Sakakida Jail Officer
Yutaka Oka Man in Audience
Keisuke Yamada Police Executive
Yukihiko Gondo Detective Hotta
Akio Kusama Police Executive
Hideo Shibuya Banker
Masaaki Tachibana Reporter
Minoru Ito Reporter
Wataru Omae Reporter
Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically
Ken Echigo Scientist
Kazuo Hinata Bank Official
Yoshio Katsube Reporter
Junpei Natsuki Reporter
Haruo Suzuki Policeman
製作
Producer
田中友幸
Tomoyuki Tanaka
脚本
Screenplay
木村武
Takeshi Kimura
撮影
Photography
小泉一
Hajime Koizumi
美術
Art
清水喜代志
Kiyoshi Shimizu
録音
Sound
藤好昌生
Masao Fujiyoshi

宮崎正信
Masanobu Miyazaki
照明
Lighting
高島利雄
Toshio Takashima
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
音楽
Music
宮内國郎
Kunio Miyauchi
作詞
Lyrics
片山貞一
Teiichi Katayama
作曲
Composition
杵屋勝四郎
Katsuhiro Kineya
作調
Staging
堅田喜四郎
Kishiro Katada
振付
Choreography
若柳美東理樹
Midorigi Wakayagi
監督助手
Assistant Director
梶田興治
Koji Kajita
編集
Editor
平一二
Kazuji Taira
現像
Developing
東京現像所
Tokyo Laboratory
製作担当者
Production Manager
坂本泰明
Yasuaki Sakamoto
出演者
Performers


三橋達也
Tatsuya Mihashi

八千草薫
Kaoru Yachigusa

土屋嘉男
Yoshio Tsuchiya

佐多契子
Keiko Sata

伊藤久哉
Hisaya Ito

田島義文
Yoshibumi Tajima

小杉義男
Yoshio Kosugi

村上冬樹
Fuyuki Murakami

左卜全
Bokuzen Hidari

佐々木孝丸
Takamaru Sasaki

山田巳之助
Minosuke Yamada

松村達雄
Tatsuo Matsumura

宮田羊容
Yoyo Miyata

三島耕
Ko Mishima

野村浩三
Kozo Nomura

山本廉
Ren Yamamoto

松本染升
Somesho Matsumoto

堤康久
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi

山田彰
Akira Yamada

広瀬正一
Shoichi Hirose

中村哲
Tetsu Nakamura

塩沢とき
Toki Shiozawa

熊谷二良
Jiro Kumagai

坪野鎌之
Kamayuki Tsubono

緒方燐作
Rinsaku Ogata

榊田敬二
Keiji Sakakida

岡豊
Yutaka Oka

山田圭介
Keisuke Yamada

権藤幸彦
Yukihiko Gondo

草間璋夫
Akio Kusama

松本光男
Mitsuo Matsumoto

佐藤功一
Koichi Sato

安芸津広
Hiroshi Akitsu

澁谷英男
Hideo Shibuya

橘正晃
Masaaki Tachibana

黒田忠彦
Tadahiko Kuroda

藤野珠美
Tamami Fujino

伊藤実
Minoru Ito

大前亘
Wataru Omae

速水洸
Ko Hayami

鈴川二郎
Jiro Suzukawa

広田新二郎
Shinjiro Hirota
長唄
Vocalists
富士田吉四郎
Yoshishiro Fujita

柏庄太郎
Shotaro Kashiwa

杵屋胡十郎
Kojuro Kineya

芳村久太郎
Kosutaro Yoshimura
三味線
Shamisen
杵屋勝四郎
Katsuhiro Kineya

杵屋和喜輔
Wakisuke Kineya

杵屋和四之
Washino Kineya

杵屋和四三郎
Washisaburo Kineya

杵屋和之助
Wannosuke Kineya
囃子
Accompaniment


Flute
鳳声信秀
Nobuhide Fodo
小鼓
Tsunemi Drum
堅田喜四郎
Kishiro Katada
太鼓
Taiko Drum
堅田喜三郎
Kazaburo Katada
太鼓
Taiko Drum
堅田喜三久
Katato Katada
大太鼓
Bass Drum
福原宏
Hiroshi Fukuhara
特技監督
Special Effects Director
円谷英二
Eiji Tsuburaya
監督
Director
本多猪四郎
Ishiro Honda