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Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
"Mosura tai Gojira" (original title)

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A greedy developer unwittingly hatches a gigantic baby moth upon Tokyo, while Godzilla strikes once again.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Akira Takarada ...
Yuriko Hoshi ...
News Photographer Junko 'Yoka' Nakanishi
Hiroshi Koizumi ...
Professor Miura
Yû Fujiki ...
Reporter Jiro Nakamura (with egg and frying pan)
Emi Itô ...
Yûmi Itô ...
Yoshifumi Tajima ...
Kumayama
Kenji Sahara ...
Banzo Torahata
Jun Tazaki ...
Editor Arota
Kenzô Tabu ...
Mayor
Yutaka Sada ...
Old Man
Akira Tani ...
Village Headman
Susumu Fujita ...
General
Ikio Sawamura ...
Priest
Ren Yamamoto ...
Sailor
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Storyline

A greedy developer has placed huge machines to suck dry a part of the ocean near Tokyo so he can put luxury condos there. After a storm, a giant egg washes up on the beach nearby and is immediately put on public display. The developer's plans go awry when he disrupts Godzilla's rest and the monster goes stomping through Tokyo again. It's up to the elderly Mothra, and then to its two offspring, to save Tokyo from destruction. Written by Molly Malloy <mailcall@bluemarble.net>

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Plot Keywords:

mothra | egg | japan | godzilla | monster | See more »

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SEE the armies of the world destroyed! SEE the BIRTH of the world's most terrifying monster! SEE the war of the GIANTS! See more »


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Unrated | See all certifications »

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17 September 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Godzilla vs. the Thing  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

First Godzilla film without newly-shot American footage added for the American release. The scene in which Godzilla is attacked by the American military only exists in the American cut, but this footage was shot by Toho during the original Japanese shoot. See more »

Goofs

The corporates couldn't possibly have built that huge facility to house the Mothra egg in under one night, yet this is what the movie suggests. See more »

Quotes

Reporter Jiro Nakamura: "I'm not as afraid of Godzilla as I am of the editor... he's meaner."
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Connections

Followed by Godzilla's Revenge (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Godzilla
("Gojira")
For 1980 rerelease (Toho Champion Festival)
Composed by Harry Kimura and Keiju Ishikawa
Written by Michio Yamashita
Arranged by Harry Kimura
Performed by TALIZMAN
Licensed by Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.
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User Reviews

Greatest Showa Godzilla Movie Of All Time!
10 July 2003 | by (Rochester NY) – See all my reviews

Godzilla Vs Mothra has to be the GREATEST movie of the 60s era. The Special Effects are amazing, dubbing is excellent, and the acting is very good. Mothra is one my favorite monsters. Roland Emmreich better not get his hands on this movie. Thats all I have to say. **** out of ****.


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