The Secret of the Telegian

The Secret of the Telegian


電送人間
Densō Ningen
Electric Man

Director Jun Fukuda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Screenplay Shinichi Sekizawa
Photography Kazuo Yamada
Art Kyoe Hamagami
Sound Yoshio Nishikawa
Masanobu Miyazaki
Lighting Tsuruzo Nishikawa
Music Sei Ikeno
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Editor Kazuji Taira
Production Companies Toho
Release Date April 10, 1960
Runtime 85 minutes
Poster

電送人間
Densō Ningen
Electric Man

Staff
Director Jun Fukuda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Screenplay Shinichi Sekizawa
Photography Kazuo Yamada
Art Kyoe Hamagami
Sound Yoshio Nishikawa
Masanobu Miyazaki
Lighting Tsuruzo Nishikawa
Music Sei Ikeno
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Editor Kazuji Taira
Info
Production Companies Toho
Release Date April 10, 1960
Runtime 85 minutes

A cunning vigilante hunts down and murders two former army officers, each time escaping into thin air. The police interview Onishi and Taki, who have been targeted by the vigilante. They believe the culprit is Tsudo, another officer from their squadron. Onishi had confiscated gold from the government under false pretenses and was attempting to bury it in a cave when Tsudo and his mentor, Dr. Nikki, confronted them. Onishi and his men killed them both and sealed the cave. Now Onishi believes that Tsudo has somehow survived and is exacting his revenge.

Kirioka, a reporter working with the police, discovers a mangled, unidentifiable device at one of the crime scenes. He follows up with Chujo, a sales rep for an appliance manufacturer, and learns that several large orders of similar devices were recently shipped to a customer named Nakamoto. Kirioka and Chujo travel to Nakamoto’s ranch near Mt. Fuji and spend the night. Meanwhile, the vigilante reappears in Tokyo and slays Taki. The vigilante evades police capture by disappearing into another device. Kirioka believes that Nakamoto is in fact Tsudo, and that the devices are the invention of Dr. Nikki, which enable Tsudo to transmit himself between them like a radio signal. Kirioka and Chujo were meant to secure his alibi by observing him at Fuji at the time of Taki’s death.

The police search the ranch and discover Dr. Nikki, alive and well, in a hidden room, along with a master transmitting device. Nikki reveals that Nakamoto is Tsudo, but was unaware of his actions. Tsudo disappears, and the police scramble to find him. Meanwhile, Onishi has fled to his island retreat to escape Tsudo. Tsudo has already planted a transmitter on the island, and sneaks back to the ranch. He overpowers Nikki and transmits himself to the island, where he murders Onishi. The police pursue Tsudo, who secures himself in the transmitter. Nikki destroys the master transmitter, and Tsudo is disintegrated by the malfunctioning machine.

Top Billed Cast

Koji Tsuruta Kirioka
Yumi Shirakawa Akiko Chujo
Seizaburo Kawazu Onishi
Yoshio Tsuchiya Detective Ozaki
Tadao Nakamaru Tsudo
Akihiko Hirata Detective Kobayashi
Takamaru Sasaki Dr. Nikki
Yoshibumi Tajima Takamasa
Fuyuki Murakami Dr. Miura
Ikio Sawamura Thriller Show Announcer
Sachio Sakai Taki
Shin Otomo Tsukamoto
Ren Yamamoto Detective Marune
Fuminto Matsuo Reporter
Senkichi Omura Islander
Yutaka Sada Policeman
Akira Sera Caretaker
Hideyo Amamoto Bodyguard
Shoichi Hirose Bodyguard
Nadao Kirino Bodyguard
Shiro Tsuchiya Police Executive
Takuzo Kumagai Tourist
Tadashi Okabe Policeman
Yutaka Nakayama Waiter
Koji Uno Delivery Truck Driver
Tatsuo Matsumura Newspaper Editor
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi Reporter
Yasuhiko Saijo Reporter
Junichiro Mukai Police Executive
Hideo Shibuya Policeman

Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically

Ken Echigo Policeman
Yukihiko Gondo Policeman
Kazuo Hinata Waiter
Minoru Ito Thriller Show Employee
Yoshio Katsube Policeman
Akio Kusama Police Executive
Yutaka Oka Reporter
Masaaki Tachibana Crime Scene Investigator
Top Billed Cast
Koji Tsuruta Kirioka
Yumi Shirakawa Akiko Chujo
Seizaburo Kawazu Onishi
Yoshio Tsuchiya Detective Ozaki
Tadao Nakamaru Tsudo
Akihiko Hirata Detective Kobayashi
Takamaru Sasaki Dr. Nikki
Yoshibumi Tajima Takamasa
Fuyuki Murakami Dr. Miura
Ikio Sawamura Thriller Show Announcer
Sachio Sakai Taki
Shin Otomo Tsukamoto
Ren Yamamoto Detective Marune
Fuminto Matsuo Reporter
Senkichi Omura Islander
Yutaka Sada Policeman
Akira Sera Caretaker
Hideyo Amamoto Bodyguard
Shoichi Hirose Bodyguard
Nadao Kirino Bodyguard
Shiro Tsuchiya Police Executive
Takuzo Kumagai Tourist
Tadashi Okabe Policeman
Yutaka Nakayama Waiter
Koji Uno Delivery Truck Driver
Tatsuo Matsumura Newspaper Editor
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi Reporter
Yasuhiko Saijo Reporter
Junichiro Mukai Police Executive
Hideo Shibuya Policeman
Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically
Ken Echigo Policeman
Yukihiko Gondo Policeman
Kazuo Hinata Waiter
Minoru Ito Thriller Show Employee
Yoshio Katsube Policeman
Akio Kusama Police Executive
Yutaka Oka Reporter
Masaaki Tachibana Crime Scene Investigator
製作
Producer
田中友幸
Tomoyuki Tanaka
脚本
Screenplay
関沢新一
Shinichi Sekizawa
撮影
Photography
山田一夫
Kazuo Yamada
美術
Art
浜上兵衛
Kyoe Hamagami
録音
Sound
西川善男
Yoshio Nishikawa

宮崎正信
Masanobu Miyazaki
照明
Lighting
西川鶴三
Tsuruzo Nishikawa
音楽
Music
池野成
Sei Ikeno
特殊技術
Special Effects

光学撮影
Optical Photography
荒木秀三郎
Shozaburo Araki
撮影
Photography
有川貞昌
Sadamasa Arikawa
美術
Art
渡辺明
Akira Watanabe
照明
Lighting
岸田九一郎
Kuichiro Kishida
作画合成
Compositing
向山宏
Hiroshi Mukoyama
監督助手
Assistant Director
長野卓
Takashi Nagano
編集
Editor
平一二
Kazuji Taira
現像
Deveoping
東洋現像所
Toyo Laboratory
製作担当者
Production Manager
森本朴
Paku Morimoto
出演者
Performers


鶴田浩二
Koji Tsuruta

白川由美
Yumi Shirakawa

河津清三郎
Seizaburo Kawazu

土屋嘉男
Yoshio Tsuchiya

中丸忠雄
Tadao Nakamaru

平田昭彦
Akihiko Hirata

佐々木孝丸
Takamaru Sasaki

田島義文
Yoshibumi Tajima

村上冬樹
Fuyuki Murakami

沢村いき雄
Ikio Sawamura

堺左千夫
Sachio Sakai

大友伸
Shin Otomo

山本廉
Ren Yamamoto

松尾文人
Fuminto Matsuo

水の也清美
Kiyomi Mizunoya

馬野都畄子
Tsuruko Mano

大村千吉
Senkichi Omura

佐田豊
Yutaka Sada

瀬良明
Akira Sera

天本英世
Hideyo Amamoto

広瀬正一
Shoichi Hirose

桐野洋雄
Nadao Kirino

土屋詩朗
Shiro Tsuchiya

熊谷二良
Jiro Kumagai

岩本弘司
Koji Iwamoto

岡部正
Tadashi Okabe

中山豊
Yutaka Nakayama

宇野晃司
Koji Uno

松村達雄
Tatsuo Matsumura

堤康久
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi

桜井巨郎
Giro Sakurai

小西瑠美
Rumi Konishi

北野明
Akira Kitano

三浦敏男
Toshio Miura

西條康彦
Yasuhiko Saijo

上野明美
Akemi Ueno

樋口年子
Toshiko Higuchi

重信安宏
Yasuhiro Shigenobu

土屋靖雄
Yasuo Tsuchiya

向井淳一郎
Junichiro Mukai

松本光男
Mitsuo Matsumoto

澁谷英男
Hideo Shibuya

上村幸之
Yoshiyuki Uemura
特技監督
Special Effects Director
円谷英二
Eiji Tsuburaya
監督
Director
福田純
Jun Fukuda