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Songoku: The Road to the West (1959)

98 min | Fantasy

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 ...See moreThe 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 See less
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Takeo Murata | Cheng'en Wu (novel "Hsi-yu chi") (as Ch'eng-En Wu) | Kajirô Yamamoto
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Apr 19, 1959 (Japan)

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Norihei Miki
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Reiko Dan
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Yasuko Nakada
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Yû Fujiki
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Kaoru Yachigusa
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Fumie Noguchi
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Ryû Kuze
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Yutaka Oka
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6.6 / 10 | 19 votes