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Director:
Writers:
Takeshi Kimura (written by)
Hideo Unagami (story)
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Release Date:
28 May 1959 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
ALL H- BREAKS LOOSE! (original ad - all caps) See more »
Plot:
When a narcotics deal goes sour and a suspect disappears, leaving only his clothes, Tokyo police question... See more » | Full synopsis »
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My first horror film the H Man left lasting impression See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Yumi Shirakawa ... Chikako Arai, singer in the nightclub
Kenji Sahara ... Dr. Masada
Akihiko Hirata ... Inspector Tominaga
Eitarô Ozawa ... Police Sgt. Miyashita
Koreya Senda ... Dr. Maki
Makoto Satô ... Uchida, gangstar
Hisaya Itô ... Misaki, the dissolved gangster
Machiko Kitagawa ... Hanae, the hostess of nightclub
Yoshio Tsuchiya ... Detective Taguchi
Naomi Shiraishi ... Mineko, Dr.Maki's assistant
Kô Mishima ... Kishi, gangster in nightclub
Yoshifumi Tajima ... Detective Sakata
Tetsu Nakamura ... Mr. Chin, gangster
Haruya Katô ... Mattchan - Fisherman
Ayumi Sonoda ... Emi, lead exotic dancer
Kan Hayashi ... Executive Police Officer
Minosuke Yamada ... Chief of Inspectors Kusuda
Jun Fujio ... Nishiyama, the dissolved gangstar
Ren Yamamoto ... Saeki, gangstar
Akira Sera ... Horita - Fisherman
Tadao Nakamaru ... Detective Seki
Yôsuke Natsuki ... Man, witness on rainy day
Yoshiko Ieda ... Woman - Witness on rainy day
Yasuhiro Shigenobu ... Yasukichi - Fisherman
Akira Yamada ... Policeman Wakasugi - Witness on rainy day
Nadao Kirino ... Shimazaki, the waiter-thug
Yutaka Sada ... Taxi driver who runs over Misaki
Shin Ôtomo ... Hamano, nightclub gangster
Sôji Ubukata ... Executive Police Officer
Mitsuo Tsuda ... Executive Police Officer
Yutaka Nakayama ... An-chan - gangster
Kamayuki Tsubono ... Detective Ogawa
Shigeo Katô ... Matsu-chan - Fisherman
Yutaka Oka ... Search party leader (GSDF)
Shôichi Hirose ... Fire department officer
Takuzô Kumagai ... GSDF Officer (as Jirô Kumagai)
Akio Kusama ... Executive Police Officer
Shirô Tsuchiya ... Executive Police Officer
Katsumi Tezuka ... Captain of fishing boat

Haruo Nakajima ... Second dissolved sailor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hiroshi Akitsu ... Fisherman
Ryûtarô Amami ... Detective
Ichirô Chiba ... GSDF Officer
Kenzô Echigo ... Taxi driver - Traffic accident
Paul Frees ... Various Voices (voice)
Yukihiko Gondô ... Policeman
Kô Hayami ... Bartender of nightclub
Kazuo Hinata ... A drinker in the nightclub
Toku Ihara ... Fisherman
Saburô Iketani ... Announcer at Nightclub
Kazuo Imai ... Visitor of nightclub
Minoru Itô ... Detective
Kôji Iwamoto ... Waiter in nightclub
Yoshio Katsube ... Detective
Keiichirô Katsumoto ... Visitor of nightclub
Masayoshi Kawabe ... Visitor of nightclub
Ikuo Kawamura ... Policeman - Investigation room
Kawamata Kiichi ... Visitor of nightclub
Akira Kitchôji ... A drinker in the nightclub (as Hikaru Kitchôji)
Mitsuo Matsumoto ... Neighbor in Chikako's apartment house
Hiromi Mineoka ... Visitor of nightclub
Jirô Mitsuaki ... GDSF officer
Martha Miyake ... Chikako Arai (singing voice)
Eisuke Nakanishi ... Policeman of detective room
Toshiko Nakano ... Mrs. Okami, apartment manager of Chikako
Takashi Narita ... Member of countermeasure meeting for Liquid Man
Rinsaku Ogata ... Visitor of nightclub
Yasuzô Ogawa ... Visitor of nightclub
Matsue Ono ... Madam - neighbor of Nishiyama's house
Keiji Sakakida ... Old policeman - Investigation room
Haruya Sakamoto ... Policeman
Hiroyuki Satake ... Waiter of nightclub
Kôichi Satô
Hideo Shibuya ... Reporter of newspaper
Ryôji Shimizu ... Reporter of newspaper
Masaki Shinohara ... Visitor of nightclub
Shigemi Sunagawa ... Reporter of newspaper
Jirô Suzukawa ... Visitor of nightclub
Haruo Suzuki ... Policeman
Masaaki Tachibana ... Nightclub manager
Yoshiyuki Uemura ... Reporter of newspaper
Kôji Uruki ... Detective
Keisuke Yamada ... Member of countermeasure meeting for Liquid Man
Shin Yoshida ... A drinker in the nightclub
Takuya Yuki ... Reporter of newspaper
Moori Yukiko ... Nurse of The Joto University Hospital
Senkichi Ômura ... First Dissolved Sailor (Let me try on the pants!)
Yasumasa Ônishi ... Member of countermeasure meeting for Liquid Man
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Directed by
Ishirô Honda 
 
Writing credits
Takeshi Kimura (written by)

Hideo Unagami (story)

Produced by
Tomoyuki Tanaka .... producer
 
Original Music by
Masaru Satô 
 
Cinematography by
Hajime Koizumi 
 
Film Editing by
Kazuji Taira 
 
Production Design by
Takeo Kita 
 
Production Management
Teruo Maki .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kôji Kajita .... assistant director
Yoshio Nakamura .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Chôshichirô Mikami .... sound
Masanobu Miyazaki .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Hidesaburo Araki .... special effects
Sadamasa Arikawa .... special effects photogrphy
Kaimai Eizo .... molding of liquid man
Hiroshi Mukoyama .... special effects compositor
Keizô Murase .... molding of liquid man
Masao Shigeta .... special effects camera
Eiji Tsuburaya .... director of special effects
Akira Watanabe .... special effects art director
 
Visual Effects by
Kuichirô Kishida .... special effects lighting
Hiroshi Mukoyama .... optical printing
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tsuruzô Nishikawa .... lighting technician
Matsuo Yoshizaki .... still photographer
 
Music Department
Martha Miyake .... singing voice: Yuma Shirakawa (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bijo to ekitai ningen" - Japan (original title)
"Beauty and the Liquidman" - International (English title) (literal title)
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Runtime:
87 min | USA:79 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Perspecta Stereo (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the original Japanese version, the detectives make a big deal out of the fact that Chikako owns a television. At the time this was made, 1958, a television set was still beyond the budget of the typical Japanese family.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: In the English subtitled version prepared for the 2009 U.S. DVD release, the subtitles give Kenji Sahara's character's name as "Asada" through most of the film. In the final fourth of the film, the subtitles properly give his name as "Masada."See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Maki:[voice-over] If man perishes from the face of the Earth, due to the effects of hydrogen bombing, it is possible that the next ruler of our planet may be The H-Man.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Blob (1958)See more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
My first horror film the H Man left lasting impression, 7 January 2006
Author: h-mansleeplessin58 from Providence, RI USA

As a first grader at age 6, I felt underpriveledged. All my class mates would come to school on Mondays bragging about whatever Saturday movie experience they had. Most of the time it was a Hercules, or Sinbad or other epic tale and their comments were vivid. But when the conversation revolved around a horror movie their version turned out to be a tease. I could tell that the real deal with horror pictures was to experience it personally. Here was the conumdrum, I wasn't allowed to go the the show without an adult and I didn't want to be seen by my friends with a parent. Well finally an aunt stepped up and volunteered to take me. In that darkened theater, finally seeing a horror movie for the first time, my anticipation was peaking: that is until the H Bomb went off and the tale of this insidious monster began. Needless to say my horror fascination came full circle by the end of the first reel, and the experience left me anxious for many, many, months! Thinking back to that screenining I feel that the H man was a landmark movie and probably generated the same type emotional response as the radio broadcast of War of the Worlds had a generation earlier. A remake would be awesome with todays technology, looking forward to it, and even a peak back to the past with the original version would be nice.

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