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Godzilla, King of the Monsters! -- When the ocean's surface begins to boil white-hot and a Japanese freighter vanishes into the Pacific, the superstitious villagers of Odo Island fear an ancient legend has come true--the legend of Godzilla!  Steve Martin, an American reporter in Tokyo, finds himself trapped in the behemoth's path of destruction.
Godzilla, King of the Monsters! -- A 400-foot (122-meter) dinosaur-like beast, awoken from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by atomic-bomb testing, attacks T�ky�.
Godzilla, King of the Monsters! -- A 400-foot (122-meter) dinosaur-like beast, awoken from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by atomic-bomb testing, attacks T�ky�.

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Writers:
Takeo Murata (screen play) &
Ishirô Honda (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
27 April 1956 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Makes KING KONG look like a Midget! See more »
Plot:
A 400-foot (122-meter) dinosaur-like beast, awoken from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by atomic-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
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User Reviews:
A very good movie See more (91 total) »

Cast

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Raymond Burr ... Steve Martin

Takashi Shimura ... Dr. Yamane
Momoko Kôchi ... Emiko (as Momoko Kochi)
Akira Takarada ... Ogata
Akihiko Hirata ... Dr. Serizawa
Sachio Sakai ... Hagiwara
Fuyuki Murakami ... Dr. Tabata
Ren Yamamoto ... Seiji
Toyoaki Suzuki ... Shinkichi
Tadashi Okabe ... Dr. Tabata's Assistant
Toranosuke Ogawa ... President of Company
Frank Iwanaga ... Security Officer Tomo Iwanaga
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mikel Conrad ... George Lawrence (uncredited)
Paul Frees ... Unidentified Character (voice) (uncredited)
Hiroshi Hayashi ... (uncredited)

James Hong ... Ogata / Serizawa (voice) (uncredited)
Ren Imaizumi ... Radio Operator (uncredited)
Kokuten Kôdô ... Old Man on Hill on Oto Island (uncredited)
Tsuruko Mano ... The Boy's Mother [Bit] (uncredited)
Lee Miller ... Man in Line at Airport (uncredited)

Haruo Nakajima ... Godzilla (uncredited)
Takeo Oikawa ... Chief of Emergency Headquarters (uncredited)
Kenji Sahara ... Man on Boat (uncredited)
Kin Sugai ... (uncredited)
Ryosaku Takasugi ... Godzilla (uncredited)
Katsumi Tezuka ... Godzilla (uncredited)
Sammee Tong ... Dr. Yamane (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Ishirô Honda  (as Ishiro Honda)
Terry O. Morse  (as Terry Morse)
 
Writing credits
Takeo Murata (screen play) &
Ishirô Honda (screen play) (as Ishiro Honda)

Shigeru Kayama (original story)

Al C. Ward  english version

Produced by
Joseph E. Levine .... producer: US material
Tomoyuki Tanaka .... producer: Japanese material
Terry Turner .... producer: US material
 
Original Music by
Akira Ifukube 
 
Cinematography by
Guy Roe (US material)
Masao Tamai 
 
Film Editing by
Terry O. Morse (supervising editor) (as Terry Morse)
 
Production Design by
Satoru Chûko 
 
Art Direction by
Satoru Chûko  (as Satoru Chuko)
Takeo Kita 
 
Set Decoration by
George Rohr 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ira Webb .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Hisashi Shimonaga .... sound
Arthur B. Smith .... sound (as Art Smith)
 
Special Effects by
Kuichirô Kishida .... special photographic effects (as Kuichiro Kishida)
Hiroshi Mukoyama .... special photographic effects
Eiji Tsuburaya .... special photographic effects
Akira Watanabe .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Guy Roe .... cinematographer: American footage
 
Editorial Department
Terry Morse Jr. .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Godzilla" - USA (informal title)
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Runtime:
80 min (original U.S. theatrical release version) | USA:78 min (television version) | USA:69 min (television) (re-issue)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
Godzilla's roar did come from a contrabass, but the echoing sound came from playing the sound in an empty toilet tank and recording it.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The airplanes are seen on strings.See more »
Quotes:
[on Serizawa's fears about using the Oxygen Destroyer]
Ogata:You have your fear, which might become reality; and you have Godzilla, which IS reality.
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A very good movie, 20 May 2014
Author: jacobjohntaylor1 from Barry's bay Ontario Canada

OK Godzilla king of the monsters is a very good movie. But in spite of what you might hear the 1998 remake is better. So this the sixteenth part of the series the return of Godzilla that one is better. And the twenty fourth part to the japan series Godzilla vs M.E.G.A.G.U.I.R.U.S. is also better.

Still it is a very good movie. A monster is created by the H bomb. And it is trying to destroy the world. Great story. Great special effects. Raymond Burr was great in this movie. It is not as Good as part twenty five. Godzilla M.O.T.R.A and King G.H.I.D.O.R.A.H giant monsters all out attack. Still this is a great movie. First in the series. This is the the fifth best Godzilla movie.

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