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Madame White Snake (1956)

Byaku fujin no yoren (original title)
Lavish Japanese-Chinese coproduction based on an ancient Chinese legend about a man who falls in love with a snake goddess in human form.

Director:

Shirô Toyoda

Writer:

Toshio Yasumi
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ryô Ikebe ... Xu Xian
Shirley Yamaguchi ... Madam White (as Yoshiko Yomaguchi)
Kaoru Yachigusa Kaoru Yachigusa ... Xiao-Qing
Kichijirô Ueda Kichijirô Ueda ... Wang Ming
Haruo Tanaka Haruo Tanaka
Eijirô Tôno
Yoshio Kosugi Yoshio Kosugi
Akira Tani Akira Tani
Ikio Sawamura Ikio Sawamura
Bokuzen Hidari
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi Yasuhisa Tsutsumi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tateo Kawasaki Tateo Kawasaki
Nijiko Kiyokawa Nijiko Kiyokawa
Sumiko Koizumi Sumiko Koizumi
Yoshiko Miyata Yoshiko Miyata
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Lavish Japanese-Chinese coproduction based on an ancient Chinese legend about a man who falls in love with a snake goddess in human form.

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Genres:

Romance | Fantasy

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Country:

Hong Kong | Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

22 October 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Madame White Snake See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was Toho's first tokusatsu (special effects) movie shot in color. See more »

Connections

Version of The Sorcerer and the White Snake (2011) See more »

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1 March 2007 | by pokrovsky-1See all my reviews

Very gleeful mystery drama about snake spirit Madam White Snake able to transform into human form after a thousand years of meditation . She descends to earth and marries Hsu Hsien who saves her in his previous life. They live happily together until he learns the truth of his wife. I have seen this movie on good quality HK DVD with Chinese subtitles. For my opinion this joint HK Japanese production contains two different cinematic styles and different from ordinary HK movies of 50-60s Chinese ghost story about Madame White Snake is set in the Southern Song Dynasty and telling about beautiful place in China-West Lake in Hangzhou.I was living one year in Hangzou in 90s and after many years of travels cannot forget magic atmosphere of Lake of emperors. My rate is 7/10.


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