Rodan

Rodan


空の大怪獣ラドン
Sora No Daikaijū Radon
Giant Monster of Sky Rodan
Director Ishiro Honda
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Original Story Ken Kuronuma
Screenplay Takeo Murata
Takeshi Kimura
Photography Isamu Ashida
Art Tatsuo Kita
Sound Masanobu Miyazaki
Lighting Shigeru Mori
Music Akira Ifukube
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Assistant Director Jun Fukuda
Editor Koichi Iwashita
Production Companies Toho
Release Date December 26, 1956
Runtime 82 minutes

空の大怪獣ラドン
Sora No Daikaijū Radon
Giant Monster of Sky Rodan

Director Ishiro Honda
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Original Story Ken Kuronuma
Screenplay Takeo Murata
Takeshi Kimura
Photography Isamu Ashida
Art Tatsuo Kita
Sound Masanobu Miyazaki
Lighting Shigeru Mori
Music Akira Ifukube
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Assistant Director Jun Fukuda
Editor Koichi Iwashita
Production Companies Toho
Release Date December 26, 1956
Runtime 82 minutes

Several coal miners are killed in mysterious circumstances. The culprit is discovered to be revived prehistoric insect that preys on humans. The military pursues the creature into the mine and destroys it. Kawamura, one of the miners, is trapped when the mine collapses. He is later found wandering above ground, having lost his memory. At the same time an unidentified flying object appears and destroys numerous airliners around the world. Even the air force’s supersonic fighter is unable to track it.

Kawamura regains his memory and reports that he witnessed a giant pterosaur-like creature hatching underground. The military inspects the area of the mine and confirms the existence of Rodan, a giant pterosaur that was preserved in its egg in the mine. The air force pursues Rodan to Fukuoka. Another Rodan appears, and both monsters lay waste to the city.

The Rodans are found nesting in the foothills of Mount Aso, an active volcano. The mining community is evacuated so the military can trigger an eruption to destroy both monsters. The volcano erupts, and the Rodans attempt to escape. One of the Rodans succumbs to the fumes and plummets to earth. The second Rodan, not willing to leave its mate, remains behind and is killed in the eruption.

Top Billed Cast

Kenji Sahara Shigeru Kawamura
Yumi Shirakawa Kiyo
Akio Kobori Chief Nishimura
Akihiko Hirata Dr. Kashiwagi
Fuyuki Murakami Dr. Minami
Minosuke Yamada Mining Chief Osaki
Yoshibumi Tajima Izeki
Fuminto Matsuo Dr. Hayama
Akio Kusama Tsuda
Hideo Mihara Air Force Commander
Ren Imaizumi Dr. Sunagawa
Rinsaku Ogata Goro
Keiji Sakakida Miner
Takuzo Kumagai Policeman
Junichiro Mukai Air Force Officer
Mitsuo Tsuda Air Force Officer
Shoichi Hirose Meganulon
Pilot
Koji Uno Reporter
Tadashi Okabe Reporter
Yutaka Oka Pilot
Masaaki Tachibana Policeman
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi Pilot
Haruya Sakamoto Miner
Kamayuki Tsubono Air Force Officer
Police Chemist
Hideo Shibuya Miner
Haruo Suzuki Coal Car Staff
Ken Echigo Policeman
Katsumi Tezuka Meganulon
Hotel Manager
Haruo Nakajima Rodan
Soldier

Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically

Saburo Iketani Newsreader
Ren Yamamoto Soldier
Top Billed Cast
Kenji Sahara Shigeru Kawamura
Yumi Shirakawa Kiyo
Akio Kobori Chief Nishimura
Akihiko Hirata Dr. Kashiwagi
Fuyuki Murakami Dr. Minami
Minosuke Yamada Mining Chief Osaki
Yoshibumi Tajima Izeki
Fuminto Matsuo Dr. Hayama
Akio Kusama Tsuda
Hideo Mihara Air Force Commander
Ren Imaizumi Dr. Sunagawa
Rinsaku Ogata Goro
Keiji Sakakida Miner
Takuzo Kumagai Policeman
Junichiro Mukai Air Force Officer
Mitsuo Tsuda Air Force Officer
Shoichi Hirose Meganulon
Pilot
Koji Uno Reporter
Tadashi Okabe Reporter
Yutaka Oka Pilot
Masaaki Tachibana Policeman
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi Pilot
Haruya Sakamoto Miner
Kamayuki Tsubono Air Force Officer
Police Chemist
Hideo Shibuya Miner
Haruo Suzuki Coal Car Staff
Ken Echigo Policeman
Katsumi Tezuka Meganulon
Hotel Manager
Haruo Nakajima Rodan
Soldier
Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically
Saburo Iketani Newsreader
Ren Yamamoto Soldier
製作
Producer
田中友幸
Tomoyuki Tanaka
原作
Original Story
黒沼健
Ken Kuronuma
脚本
Screenplay
村田武雄
Takeo Murata

木村武
Takeshi Kimura
撮影
Photography
芦田勇
Isamu Ashida
美術
Art
北辰雄
Tatsuo Kita
録音
Sound
宮崎正信
Masanobu Miyazaki
照明
Lighting
森茂
Shigeru Mori
音楽
Music
伊福部昭
Akira Ifukube
特技監督
Special Effects Director
圓谷英二
Eiji Tsuburaya

渡辺明
Akira Watanabe

城田正雄
Masao Shirota

向山宏
Hiroshi Mukoyama

坂本泰明
Yasuaki Sakamoto
監督助手
Assistant Director
福田純
Jun Fukuda
編集
Editor
岩下広一
Koichi Iwashita
音響効果
Sound Effects
三縄一郎
Ichiro Minawa
現像
Developing
東洋現像所
Toyo Laboratory
製作担当者
Production Manager
真木照夫
Teruo Maki
出演者
Performers


佐原健二
Kenji Sahara

白川由美
Yumi Shirakawa

小堀明男
Akio Kobori

平田昭彦
Akihiko Hirata

村上冬樹
Fuyuki Murakami

中田康子
Yasuko Nakada

山田巳之助
Minosuke Yamada

田島義文
Yoshibumi Tajima

水の也清美
Kiyomi Mizunoya

松尾文人
Fuminto Matsuo

如月寛多
Kanta Kisaraki

草間璋夫
Akio Kusama

河崎堅男
Kanao Kawasaki

高木清
Kiyoshi Takagi

三原秀夫
Hideo Saeki

今泉廉
Ren Imaizumi

中谷一郎
Ichiro Nakatani

大仲清二
Seiji Onaka

鈴川二郎
Jiro Suzukawa

緒方燐作
Rinsaku Ogata

榊田敬二
Keiji Sakakida

熊谷二良
Jiro Kumagai

千葉一郎
Ichiro Chiba

向井淳一郎
Junichiro Mukai

津田光男
Mitsuo Tsuda

馬野都留子
Tsuruko Mano

一万慈鶴恵
Tazue Ichimanji

中野俊子
Toshiko Nakano

黒岩小枝子
Saeko Kuroiwa

広瀬正一
Shoichi Hirose

勝本圭一郎
Keiichiro Katsumoto

門脇三郎
Saburo Kadowaki

松本光男
Mitsuo Matsumoto

宇野晃司
Koji Uno

岡部正
Tadashi Okabe

岡豊
Yutaka Oka

日方一夫
Kazuo Hinata

山田彰
Akira Yamada

砂川繁視
Shigemi Sunagawa

平凡太郎
Bontaro Taira

橘正晃
Masaaki Tachibana

須田準之助
Junnosuke Suda

吉田新
Shin Yoshida

重信安宏
Yasuhiro Shigenobu

堤康久
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi

海上日出男
Hideo Unagami

成田孝
Takashi Narita

鈴木孝次
Toshitsugu Suzuki

坂本晴哉
Haruya Sakamoto

大西康雄
Yasumasa Onishi

坪野鎌之
Kamayuki Tsubono

仙石正夫
Masao Sengoku

福田和郎
Kazuo Fukuda

澁谷英男
Hideo Shibuya

鈴木治夫
Haruo Suzuki

茨田正夫
Masao Barata

岩本弘司
Koji Iwamoto

越後憲三
Kenzo Echigo

小野実
Minoru Ono

河辺昌義
Masayoshi Kawabe

手塚克巳
Katsumi Tezuka

中島春雄
Haruo Nakajima

大川時生
Tokio Okawa
監督
Director
本多猪四郎
Ishiro Honda