King Kong vs. Godzilla

King Kong vs. Godzilla


キングコング対ゴジラ
Kingukongu Tai Gojira
King Kong Against Godzilla

Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Screenplay Shinichi Sekizawa
Photography Hajime Koizumi
Art Takeo Kita
Teruaki Abe
Sound Masao Fujiyoshi
Lighting Toshio Takashima
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Reiko Kaneko
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Production Companies Toho
Release Date August 11, 1962
Runtime 97 minutes
Preceded by Godzilla Raids Again (1955)
Followed by Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
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キングコング対ゴジラ
Kingukongu Tai Gojira
King Kong Against Godzilla

Staff
Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Screenplay Shinichi Sekizawa
Photography Hajime Koizumi
Art Takeo Kita
Teruaki Abe
Sound Masao Fujiyoshi
Lighting Toshio Takashima
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Reiko Kaneko
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Info
Production Companies Toho
Release Date August 11, 1962
Runtime 97 minutes
Preceded by Godzilla Raids Again (1955)
Followed by Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)

Mr. Tako is the advertising head of a pharmaceutical company, which is sponsoring a dull science TV show. Tako hopes to spice things up by capturing the creature rumored to exist on Faro Island and bringing it to Japan as an exhibition for the program. He dispatches Sakurai, one of his spare cameramen, to the island to investigate. With the help of the natives Sakurai manages to capture King Kong, and arranges to have him ferried to Japan.

Godzilla appears in the Arctic and heads for Japan. Kong escapes from Sakurai’s transport and also makes landfall in Japan. The two monsters approach Tokyo. A line of electrical towers deters Godzilla from entering the city, but Kong easily breaks through. Kong kidnaps Sakurai’s sister, Fumiko, and camps on top of the Diet building. The military douses Kong with a narcotic, putting him to sleep and freeing Fumiko.

The government decides to airlift Kong to Mount Fuji in order to pit him against Godzilla. The two monsters meet in combat, fighting all the way from Fuji to the seaside. Godzilla and Kong both tumble into the ocean, with Kong emerging as the apparent victor. Tako relents and decides not to pursue Kong.

Top Billed Cast

Tadao Takashima Osamu Sakurai
Kenji Sahara Kazuo Fujita
Yu Fujiki Kinsaburo Furue
Ichiro Arishima Mr. Tako
Jun Tazaki General Shinzo
Akihiko Hirata Minister Shigezawa
Mie Hama Fumiko Sakurai
Akiko Wakabayashi Tamiye
Yoshio Kosugi Faro Island Chief
Yoshibumi Tajima Research Ship Captain
Ikio Sawamura Island Priest
Somesho Matsumoto Dr. Onuki
Ko Mishima Coast Guard
Sachio Sakai Obayashi
Tatsuo Matsumura Dr. Makino
Senkichi Omura Guide
Ren Yamamoto Soldier
Haruya Kato Obayashi's Assistant
Shin Otomo Transport Ship Captain
Nadao Kirino Soldier
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi Soldier
Yutaka Nakayama Sailor
Naoya Kusakawa Reporter
Mitsuo Tsuda Military Official
Kenzo Tabu TV Host
Takuzo Kumagai Military Official
Shiro Tsuchiya Evacuee
Kazuo Suzuki Bystander
Hideo Shibuya Reporter
Masaaki Tachibana Reporter
Haruya Sakamoto Soldier
Douglas Fein Submarine Captain
Harold S. Conway Scientist
Osman Yusef Scientist
Shoichi Hirose King Kong
Haruo Nakajima Godzilla
Katsumi Tezuka Godzilla

Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically

Yukihiko Gondo Helicopter Pilot
Kazuo Hinata Scientist
Akio Kusama Military Official
Junpei Natsuki Islander
Rinsaku Ogata Soldier
Tadashi Okabe Soldier
Haruo Suzuki Sailor
Keisuke Yamada Military Official
Top Billed Cast
Tadao Takashima Osamu Sakurai
Kenji Sahara Kazuo Fujita
Yu Fujiki Kinsaburo Furue
Ichiro Arishima Mr. Tako
Jun Tazaki General Shinzo
Akihiko Hirata Minister Shigezawa
Mie Hama Fumiko Sakurai
Akiko Wakabayashi Tamiye
Yoshio Kosugi Faro Island Chief
Yoshibumi Tajima Research Ship Captain
Ikio Sawamura Island Priest
Somesho Matsumoto Dr. Onuki
Ko Mishima Coast Guard
Sachio Sakai Obayashi
Tatsuo Matsumura Dr. Makino
Senkichi Omura Guide
Ren Yamamoto Soldier
Haruya Kato Obayashi's Assistant
Shin Otomo Transport Ship Captain
Nadao Kirino Soldier
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi Soldier
Yutaka Nakayama Sailor
Naoya Kusakawa Reporter
Mitsuo Tsuda Military Official
Kenzo Tabu TV Host
Takuzo Kumagai Military Official
Shiro Tsuchiya Evacuee
Kazuo Suzuki Bystander
Hideo Shibuya Reporter
Masaaki Tachibana Reporter
Haruya Sakamoto Soldier
Douglas Fein Submarine Captain
Harold S. Conway Scientist
Osman Yusef Scientist
Shoichi Hirose King Kong
Haruo Nakajima Godzilla
Katsumi Tezuka Godzilla
Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically
Yukihiko Gondo Helicopter Pilot
Kazuo Hinata Scientist
Akio Kusama Military Official
Junpei Natsuki Islander
Rinsaku Ogata Soldier
Tadashi Okabe Soldier
Haruo Suzuki Sailor
Keisuke Yamada Military Official
製作
Producer
田中友幸
Tomoyuki Tanaka
脚本
Screenplay
関沢新一
Shinichi Sekizawa
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
藤好昌生
Masao Fujiyoshi
照明
Lighting
高島利雄
Toshio Takashima
音楽
Music
伊福部昭
Akira Ifukube
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
音響効果
Sound Effects
西本定正
Sadamasa Nishimoto
現像
Developing
東京現像所
Tokyo Laboratory
製作担当者
Production Manager
中村茂
Shigeru Nakamura
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


高島忠夫
Tadao Takashima

佐原健二
Kenji Sahara

藤木悠
Yu Fujiki

有島一郎
Ichiro Arishima

田崎潤
Jun Tazaki

平田昭彦
Akihiko Hirata

浜美枝
Mie Hama

若林映子
Akiko Wakabayashi

根岸明美
Akemi Negishi

小杉義男
Yoshio Kosugi

田島義文
Yoshibumi Tajima

沢村いき雄
Ikio Sawamura

松本染升
Somesho Matsumoto

三島耕
Ko Mishima

堺左千夫
Sachio Sakai

松村達雄
Tatsuo Matsumura

大村千吉
Senkichi Omura

山本廉
Ren Yamamoto

加藤春哉
Haruya Kato

大友伸
Shin Otomo

桐野洋雄
Nadao Kirino

堤康久
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi

中山豊
Yutaka Nakayama

古田俊彦
Toshihiko Furuta

草川直也
Naoya Kusakawa

津田光男
Mitsuo Tsuda

東郷晴子
Haruko Togo

田武謙三
Kenzo Tabu

熊谷二良
Jiro Kumagai

土屋詩朗
Shiro Tsuchiya

小川安三
Yasuzo Ogawa

鈴木和夫
Kazuo Suzuki

三井紳平
Kenpei Mitsui

橘正晃
Masaaki Tachibana

坂本晴哉
Haruya Sakamoto

峯丘ひろみ
Hiromi Mineoka

平野治男
Haruo Hirano

丘照美
Terumi Oka

千葉一郎
Ichiro Chiba

紅美恵子
Mieko Kurenai

ダグラス・フェーン
Douglas Fein

ハロルド・コンウェイ
Harold Conway

オスマン・ユセフ
Osman Yusef

広瀬正一
Shoichi Hirose

中島春雄
Haruo Nakajima

手塚勝巳
Katsumi Tezuka

東宝芸能学校生徒
Toho Entertainment School Students
振付
Choreography
青木賢二
Kenji Aoki
特技監督
Special Effects Director
円谷英二
Eiji Tsuburaya
監督
Director
本多猪四郎
Ishiro Honda