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Half Human (1958)

Half Human: The Story of the Abominable Snowman (original title)
Japanese villagers worship a monster and his son who live in an island cave. Some circus people hear about them, go to the island to capture the monster and wind up shooting its son. Then ... See full summary »

Directors:

Kenneth G. Crane, Ishirô Honda (as Inoshiro Honda)

Writers:

Shigeru Kayama (original story), Takeo Murata (screen adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview:
John Carradine ... Dr. John Rayburn, Anthropologist
Russell Thorson ... Professor Philip Osborne (as Russ Thorson)
Robert Karnes ... Professor Alan Templeton
Morris Ankrum ... Dr. Carl Jordan
Akira Takarada Akira Takarada ... The Boy
Akemi Negishi ... The Mountain Girl
Momoko Kôchi ... The Girl (as Momoko Kouchi)
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Storyline

Japanese villagers worship a monster and his son who live in an island cave. Some circus people hear about them, go to the island to capture the monster and wind up shooting its son. Then the trouble starts. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

1400 pounds of frozen fury that moves like man! Half-man, half-beast but all monster! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1955 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Half Human See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Closing credits epilogue: The segments of this picture depicting Japanese people and locales were written and filmed in Japan. Special credit is due the artists and technicians there who contributed much to the authenticity of this production. See more »

Quotes

Prof. Alan Templeton: Were these people you refer to savages?
Dr. John Rayburn: Not to the point of eating their own dead. They were a strange, ignorant, superstitious, uncivilized tribe. They decorated the camp with the skulls of their ancestors.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: The Story of THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saved by the Bell: The College Years: Screech Love (1993) See more »

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Better than its reputation.
21 July 2017 | by semielcoSee all my reviews

Certainly, the original Japanese filming is masterful, and the conversations between the three Americans could have been less stilted, but the cut-up is fine and the more the story unfolds the more you realize that the narration actually works very well. To enjoy this movie, just try not to be offended on behalf of legendary filmmakers and enjoy a good, atmospheric story told in an interesting way.


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