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)

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)

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
Akemi Negishi
Islander
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
Ren Yamamoto
Soldier
Haruya Kato
Obayashi's Assistant
Shin Otomo
Transport Ship Captain
Nadao Kirino
Soldier
Naoya Kusakawa
Reporter
Mitsuo Tsuda
Military Official
Kenzo Tabu
TV Host
Takuzo Kumagai
Military Official
Shiro Tsuchiya
Evacuee
Kazuo Suzuki
Bystander
Hideo Shibuya
Reporter
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

Osamu Sakurai

Kazuo Fujita

Kinsaburo Furue

Mr. Tako

General Shinzo

Minister Shigezawa

Fumiko Sakurai

Islander
Akemi Negishi

Faro Island Chief

Research Ship Captain

Island Priest

Dr. Onuki

Coast Guard

Obayashi

Dr. Makino

Soldier

Obayashi's Assistant

Transport Ship Captain

Soldier

Reporter

Military Official

TV Host

Military Official

Evacuee

Bystander

Reporter

Submarine Captain
Douglas Fein

Scientist

Scientist

King Kong

Godzilla

Godzilla
Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically

Helicopter Pilot

Scientist

Military Official

Islander

Soldier

Soldier

Sailor

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