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Songoku: The Road to the West (1959)

Songokû (original title)
The mythical adventures of the legendary Chinese trickster Monkey, who must outwit a variety of wily demons who stand in the way of him and his fellow Buddhist travelers. Though portrayed ... See full summary »

Director:

Kajirô Yamamoto

Writers:

Takeo Murata, Cheng'en Wu (novel) (as Ch'eng-En Wu) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Norihei Miki Norihei Miki ... Monkey
Fukutarô Ichikawa Fukutarô Ichikawa
Nobuo Chiba Nobuo Chiba
Reiko Dan Reiko Dan
Yoshio Kosugi Yoshio Kosugi
Yasuko Nakada Yasuko Nakada
Hideyo Amamoto
Arihiro Fujimura Arihiro Fujimura
Susumu Fujita Susumu Fujita
Yû Fujiki Yû Fujiki
Kaoru Yachigusa Kaoru Yachigusa
Shôichi Hirose
Heihachirô Ôkawa Heihachirô Ôkawa
Atsuko Ichinomiya Atsuko Ichinomiya
Shirô Tsuchiya Shirô Tsuchiya
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Storyline

The mythical adventures of the legendary Chinese trickster Monkey, who must outwit a variety of wily demons who stand in the way of him and his fellow Buddhist travelers. Though portrayed as a literal, if rather anthropomorphized, monkey in the original legends, this film substitutes the spindly comic actor Norihei Miki, sans makeup. Written by Guy Mariner Tucker

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Plot Keywords:

mythological | based on novel | See All (2) »

Genres:

Fantasy

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

19 April 1959 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Songoku: The Road to the West See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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