The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man


透明人間
Tōmei Ningen
Invisible Man

Director Motoyoshi Oda
Photography
Special Effects Supervisor
Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Takeo Kita
Original Story Kei Beppu
Screenplay Shigeaki Hidaka
Art Teruaki Abe
Sound Shoichi Fujinawa
Lighting Kuichiro Kishida
Music Kyosuke Kami
Editor Shuichi Ihara
Production Companies Toho
Release Date December 29, 1954
Runtime 70 minutes
Poster

透明人間
Tōmei Ningen
Invisible Man

Staff
Director Motoyoshi Oda
Photography
Special Effects Supervisor
Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Takeo Kita
Original Story Kei Beppu
Screenplay Shigeaki Hidaka
Art Teruaki Abe
Sound Shoichi Fujinawa
Lighting Kuichiro Kishida
Music Kyosuke Kami
Editor Shuichi Ihara
Info
Production Companies Toho
Release Date December 29, 1954
Runtime 70 minutes

The Japanese public is startled when an invisible man commits suicide by stepping into traffic, his body materializing into view after death. When pressed, the government admits to conducting military experiments with invisible men for the war effort. After the war, the subjects were released, and the government has failed to track them. Paranoia sweeps the nation. Yajima, a seedy gangster, capitalizes on the hysteria by having his gang dress as “invisible men” while committing their crimes.

Nanjo, a subject from the invisible man program, is now working as a clown. One of his friends is bribed into assisting the invisible gang and then killed. Nanjo swears revenge on the gang and quickly identifies Yajima as the gang boss. Yajima captures Nanjo and tortures him, and attempts to dispose of him by dumping him into a crowded street.

Nanjo survives the assassination attempt and returns to Yajima’s hideout. He routs Yajima’s gang and pursues Yajima. Yajima flees to an industrial park, where the fight continues atop an oil tank. They wrestle each other over the railing and plummet to the ground. Yajima is killed, and Nanjo materializes briefly before succumbing to his injuries.

Top Billed Cast

Seizaburo Kawazu Nanjo
Miki Sanjo Michiyo
Minoru Takada Yajima
Yoshio Tsuchiya Komatsu
Kenjiro Uemura Ken
Kamatari Fujiwara Mari's Grandfather
Fuyuki Murakami Newspaper Editor
Yo Shiomi Scientist
Sonosuke Sawamura Parliamentarian
Seijiro Onda Commissioner
Shin Otomo Police Chief
Keiko Kondo Mari
Fuminto Matsuo Yajima's Henchman
Yutaka Nakayama Yajima's Henchman
Haruo Suzuki Yajima's Henchman
Shiro Tsuchiya Parliamentarian
Yutaka Sada Nightclub Mascot
Bus Passenger
Haruo Nakajima Suicidal Invisible Man
Akira Sera Food Stand Chef
Mitsuo Tsuda Nightclub Patron
Yutaka Oka Newsreader
Shoichi Hirose Policeman
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi Jewelry Store Clerk
Takuzo Kumagai Crooked Parliamentarian
Minoru Ito Driver
Keiji Sakakida Policeman

Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically

Ken Echigo Waiter
Kazuo Hinata Reporter
Junichiro Mukai Bus Passenger
Detective
Haruya Sakamoto Bus Passenger
Detective
Kamayuki Tsubono Bus Passenger
Koji Uno Bus Driver
Detective
Top Billed Cast
Seizaburo Kawazu Nanjo
Miki Sanjo Michiyo
Minoru Takada Yajima
Yoshio Tsuchiya Komatsu
Kenjiro Uemura Ken
Kamatari Fujiwara Mari's Grandfather
Fuyuki Murakami Newspaper Editor
Yo Shiomi Scientist
Sonosuke Sawamura Parliamentarian
Seijiro Onda Commissioner
Shin Otomo Police Chief
Keiko Kondo Mari
Fuminto Matsuo Yajima's Henchman
Yutaka Nakayama Yajima's Henchman
Haruo Suzuki Yajima's Henchman
Shiro Tsuchiya Parliamentarian
Yutaka Sada Nightclub Mascot
Bus Passenger
Haruo Nakajima Suicidal Invisible Man
Akira Sera Food Stand Chef
Mitsuo Tsuda Nightclub Patron
Yutaka Oka Newsreader
Shoichi Hirose Policeman
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi Jewelry Store Clerk
Takuzo Kumagai Crooked Parliamentarian
Minoru Ito Driver
Keiji Sakakida Policeman
Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically
Ken Echigo Waiter
Kazuo Hinata Reporter
Junichiro Mukai Bus Passenger
Detective
Haruya Sakamoto Bus Passenger
Detective
Kamayuki Tsubono Bus Passenger
Koji Uno Bus Driver
Detective
製作
Producer
北猛夫
Takeo Kita
原案
Story
別府啓
Kei Beppu
脚本
Screenplay
日高繁明
Shigeaki Hidaka
美術
Art
安倍輝明
Teruaki Abe
録音
Sound
藤縄正一
Shoichi Fujinawa
照明
Lighting
岸田九一郎
Kuichiro Kishida
音楽
Music
紙恭輔
Kyosuke Kami
監督助手
Assistant Director
丸輝夫
Teruo Maru
編集
Editor
庵原周一
Shuichi Ihara
特殊技術
Special Effects
東宝技術部
Toho Engineering Department
現像
Developing
東宝現像所
Toho Laboratory
製作担当者
Production Manager
黒田達雄
Tatsuo Kuroda
出演者
Performers


河津清三郎
Seizaburo Kawazu

三條美紀
Miki Sanjo

高田稔
Minoru Takada

土屋嘉男
Yoshio Tsuchiya

植村謙二郎
Kenjiro Uemura

藤原釜足
Kamatari Fujiwara

村上冬樹
Fuyuki Murakami

汐見洋
Yo Shiomi

沢村宗之助
Sonosuke Sawamura

恩田清二郎
Seijiro Onda

大友伸
Shin Otomo

重山規子 (日劇ダンシングチーム)
Noriko Shigeyama (Japan Theater Dancing Team)

近藤圭子 (キングレコード)
Keiko Kondo (King Records)

松尾文人
Fuminto Matsuo

中山豊
Yutaka Nakayama

吉田新
Shin Yoshida

峰三平
Sanpei Mine

鈴木治夫
Haruo Suzuki

高瀬将敏
Masatoshi Takasa

水野匡雄
Tadao Mizuno

土屋博敏
Shiro Tsuchiya

佐田豊
Yutaka Sada

中島春雄
Haruo Nakajima

瀬良明
Akira Sera

津田光男
Mitsuo Tsuda

吉頂寺晃
Akira Kitchoji

岡豊
Yutaka Oka

広瀬正一
Shoichi Hirose

堤康久
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi

熊谷二良
Jiro Kumagai

勝本圭一郎
Keiichiro Katsumoto

伊藤実
Minoru Ito

榊田敬二
Keiji Sakakida

森啓子
Kyoko Mori

東静子
Shizuko Azuma
振付
Choreography
縣洋二
Yoji Agata
撮影/特技指導
Photography/Special Effects Advisor
円谷英二
Eiji Tsuburaya
監督
Director
小田基義
Motoyoshi Oda