The Last War

The Last War


世界大戦争
Sekai Daisensō
World Great War
Director Shue Matsubayashi
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Sanezumi Fujimoto
Tomoyuki Tanaka
Screenplay Toshio Yasumi
Takeshi Kimura
Photography Rokuro Nishigaki
Art Takeo Kita
Teruaki Abe
Sound Fumio Yanoguchi
Lighting Hiromitsu Mori
Music Ikuma Dan
Editor Koichi Iwashita
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Production Companies Toho
Release Date October 8, 1961
Runtime 110 minutes

世界大戦争
Sekai Daisensō
World Great War
Director Shue Matsubayashi
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Sanezumi Fujimoto
Tomoyuki Tanaka
Screenplay Toshio Yasumi
Takeshi Kimura
Photography Rokuro Nishigaki
Art Takeo Kita
Teruaki Abe
Sound Fumio Yanoguchi
Lighting Hiromitsu Mori
Music Ikuma Dan
Editor Koichi Iwashita
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Production Companies Toho
Release Date October 8, 1961
Runtime 110 minutes

Two superpowers, the Federation and the Alliance, are engaged in a cold war, and possess substantial nuclear arsenals which threaten to destroy the world. Japan’s government tries to act as a mediator, and hopes to resolve the conflict before an all-out war ensues; Japan is technically a member nation of the Federation, and risks becoming a target should relations turn sour. Tamura, an average family man, goes about his everyday life, only mildly aware that the superpowers are approaching a final confrontation.

Tamura’s daughter, Saeko, is in love with a sailor, Takano. Tamura thinks they are too young, but reluctantly gives his blessing to their union. The superpowers come to blows in Korea, and Takano is called back from shore leave. Takano and Saeko are married the night before he sets sail. A nuclear exchange in the Arctic finally triggers the final confrontation between the superpowers.

Japan is thrown into a panic as the populace attempts to flee the major city centers. Tamura finally realizes that the end is near and laments that his ambitions for his family will never be realized. Saeko and Takano have one last conversation over the radio before Tokyo is destroyed by a nuclear strike. Nuclear weapons detonate all over the globe, effectively destroying civilization. Takano’s crew decides to return to port in Japan, so they can face their ruin in their homeland.

Top Billed Cast

Frankie Sakai Mokichi Tamura
Akira Takarada Takano
Yuriko Hoshi Saeko Tamura
Nobuko Otowa Yoshi Tamura
Yumi Shirakawa Sanae Ebara
Chishu Ryu Ebara
Jerry Ito Watkins
Eijiro Tono Takano's Captain
So Yamamura Prime Minister
Ken Uehara Minister
Seizaburo Kawazu Minister
Nobuo Nakamura Cabinet Secretary
Chieko Nakakita Ohara
Minoru Takada Missile Defense Officer
Shigeki Ishida Press Club Chauffeur
Kozo Nomura Tamura's Stock Broker
Yutaka Sada Reporter
Nadao Kirino Missile Defense Officer
Koji Uno Defense Officer
Takuzo Kumagai Minister
Soji Ubukata Minister
Shiro Tsuchiya Minister
Naoya Kusakawa Helicopter Crew
Wataru Omae Sailor
Yoshio Katsube Reporter
Masaki Shinohara Defense Crew
Yutaka Oka Defense Crew
Harold S. Conway Federation Missile Commander
Osman Yusef Alliance Pilot

Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically

Ken Echigo TV Singer
Kazuo Hinata Official
Saburo Iketani TV Announcer
Akio Kusama Press Club Chauffeur
Masanari Nihei TV Singer
Hiroshi Sekita TV Singer
Hideo Shibuya Sailor
Haruo Suzuki Defense Officer
Masaaki Tachibana Reporter
Security Guard
Kamayuki Tsubono Press Club Chauffeur
Obel Wyatt Alliance Officer
Top Billed Cast
Frankie Sakai Mokichi Tamura
Akira Takarada Takano
Yuriko Hoshi Saeko Tamura
Nobuko Otowa Yoshi Tamura
Yumi Shirakawa Sanae Ebara
Chishu Ryu Ebara
Jerry Ito Watkins
Eijiro Tono Takano's Captain
So Yamamura Prime Minister
Ken Uehara Minister
Seizaburo Kawazu Minister
Nobuo Nakamura Cabinet Secretary
Chieko Nakakita Ohara
Minoru Takada Missile Defense Officer
Shigeki Ishida Press Club Chauffeur
Kozo Nomura Tamura's Stock Broker
Yutaka Sada Reporter
Nadao Kirino Missile Defense Officer
Koji Uno Defense Officer
Takuzo Kumagai Minister
Soji Ubukata Minister
Shiro Tsuchiya Minister
Naoya Kusakawa Helicopter Crew
Wataru Omae Sailor
Yoshio Katsube Reporter
Masaki Shinohara Defense Crew
Yutaka Oka Defense Crew
Harold S. Conway Federation Missile Commander
Osman Yusef Alliance Pilot
Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically
Ken Echigo TV Singer
Kazuo Hinata Official
Saburo Iketani TV Announcer
Akio Kusama Press Club Chauffeur
Masanari Nihei TV Singer
Hiroshi Sekita TV Singer
Hideo Shibuya Sailor
Haruo Suzuki Defense Officer
Masaaki Tachibana Reporter
Security Guard
Kamayuki Tsubono Press Club Chauffeur
Obel Wyatt Alliance Officer
製作
Producer
藤本真澄
Sanezumi Fujimoto

田中友幸
Tomoyuki Tanaka
脚本
Screenplay
八住利雄
Toshio Yasumi

木村武
Takeshi Kimura
撮影
Photography
西垣六郎
Rokuro Nishigaki
美術
Art
北猛夫
Takeo Kita

安倍輝明
Teruaki Abe
録音
Sound
矢野口文雄
Fumio Yanoguchi
照明
Lighting
森弘充
Hiromitsu Mori
音楽
Music
團伊玖磨
Ikuma Dan
整音
Dubbing
下永尚
Hisashi Shimonaga
監督助手
Assistant Director
田実泰良
Yasuyoshi Tajitsu
編集
Editor
岩下広一
Koichi Iwashita
現像
Deveoping
東洋現像所
Toyo Laboratory
製作担当者
Production Manager
森本朴
Paku Morimoto
特殊技術
Special Effects

撮影
Photography
有川貞昌
Sadamasa Arikawa
光学撮影
Optical Photography
幸隆生
Takao Miyuki

徳政義行
Yoshiyuki Tokumasa
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


フランキー堺
Frankie Sakai

宝田明
Akira Takarada

星由里子
Yuriko Hoshi

乙羽信子
Nobuko Otowa

白川由美
Yumi Shirakawa

笠智衆
Chishu Ryu

ジェリー伊藤
Jerry Ito

東野英治郎
Eijiro Tono

山村聡
So Yamamura

上原謙
Ken Uehara

河津清三郎
Seizaburo Kawazu

中村伸郎
Nobuo Nakamura

中北千枝子
Chieko Nakakita

高田稔
Minoru Takada

石田茂樹
Shigeki Ishida

坂部尚子
Naoko Sakabe

野村浩三
Kozo Nomura

織田政雄
Masao Ota

佐田豊
Yutaka Sada

桐野洋雄
Nadao Kirino

宇野晃司
Koji Uno

吉田静司
Seiji Yoshida

古田俊彦
Toshihiko Furuta

森今日子
Kyoko Mari

三田照子
Teruko Mita

熊谷二良
Jiro Kumagai

生方壮児
Soji Ubukata

土屋詩朗
Shiro Tsuchiya

勝本圭一郎
Keiichiro Katsumoto

草川直也
Naoya Kusakawa

大前亘
Wataru Omae

勝部義夫
Yoshio Katsube

篠原正記
Masaki Shinohara

岡豊
Yutaka Oka

宇畄木耕嗣
Koji Uruki

阿部浩司
Koji Abe

富永裕子
Yuko Tominaga

清水由記
Yuki Shimizu

一万慈鶴恵
Tazue Ichimanji

中野トシ子
Toshiko Nagano

穂高あさみ
Asami Hotaka

ハワード・ラルソン
Howard Larson

エド・キーン
Ed Keene

ベルナール・バーレ
Bernard Ball

クリフォード・ハーリントン
Clifford Harrington

ハンク・ブラウン
Hank Brown

ダニエル・ジョーンズ
Daniel Jones

ベン・グリーンハウ
Ben Greenhaw

マイク・スネープ
Mike Snep

ロイ・レサード
Roy Lesard

ハンス・ホルネフ
Hans Horneff

ハロルド・コンウェイ
Harold Conway

オスマン・ユセフ
Osman Yusef
特技監督
Special Effects Director
円谷英二
Eiji Tsuburaya
監督
Director
松林宗恵
Shue Matsubayashi