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Mothra (1961)

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101 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A giant, ancient moth begins to attack Japan when coming to the rescue of its two, foot-tall worshippers who were taken by shipwreck survivors.
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Director
Ishirô Honda (as Inoshiro Honda)
Writers
Shin'ichi Sekizawa (screenplay) | Shin'ichirô Nakamura (novel "Shukan Asahi") | Takehiko Fukunaga (novel "Shukan Asahi") | Yoshie Hotta (novel "Shukan Asahi")
Cinematographer
Hajime Koizumi (photography)
Editor
Kazuji Taira (as Ichiji Taira)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Jul 30, 1961

Release date
May 10, 1962 (United States)

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Cast

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69 cast members
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Furankî Sakai
Senichiro 'Sen-chan' Fukuda (AKA Bulldog) Senichiro 'Sen-chan' Fukuda (AKA Bulldog)   See fewer
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Hiroshi Koizumi
Dr. Shin'ichi Chûjô Dr. Shin'ichi Chûjô   See fewer
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Kyôko Kagawa
Photographer Michi Hanamura Photographer Michi Hanamura   See fewer
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Yumi Itô
Shobijin (Twin Fairy) (as Yumi Ito) Shobijin (Twin Fairy) (as Yumi Ito)   See fewer
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Emi Itô
Shobijin (Twin Fairy) (as Emi Ito) Shobijin (Twin Fairy) (as Emi Ito)   See fewer
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Jerry Itô
Kurâruku Neruson (as Jerî Itô) Kurâruku Neruson (as Jerî Itô)   See fewer
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Ken Uehara
Dr. Harada Dr. Harada   See fewer
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Takashi Shimura
News Editor News Editor   See fewer
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Tetsu Nakamura
Nelson's Henchman Nelson's Henchman   See fewer
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Yoshifumi Tajima
Military Advisor (as Yoshibumi Tajima) Military Advisor (as Yoshibumi Tajima)   See fewer
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Kenji Sahara
Helicopter Pilot Helicopter Pilot   See fewer
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Yoshio Kosugi
Ship Captain Ship Captain   See fewer
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Kôji Iwamoto
Nelson's Henchman (as Hiroshi Iwamoto) Nelson's Henchman (as Hiroshi Iwamoto)   See fewer
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Kô Mishima
Ship Survivor (scenes deleted) Ship Survivor (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Toshio Miura
Nelson's Henchman Nelson's Henchman   See fewer
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Akira Wakamatsu
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Hiroshi Akitsu
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Hiroshi Takagi
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Osman Yusuf
Nelson's Rolisican Henchman (as Jonî Yusefu) Nelson's Rolisican Henchman (as Jonî Yusefu)   See fewer
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Yasuhisa Tsutsumi
Woodcutter Woodcutter   See fewer
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Obel Wyatt
Dr. Roff (as Ôberu Waiatto) Dr. Roff (as Ôberu Waiatto)   See fewer
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Harold Conway
Rolisican Ambassador (as Harorudo Esu Kon'uei) Rolisican Ambassador (as Harorudo Esu Kon'uei)   See fewer
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Teruko Mita
Rest House Owner's Wife Rest House Owner's Wife   See fewer
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Robert Dunham
Police Chief of New Kirk City (as Robâto Danhamu) Police Chief of New Kirk City (as Robâto Danhamu)   See fewer
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Masamitsu Tayama
Shinji Chûjô (as Masamitsu Tayma) Shinji Chûjô (as Masamitsu Tayma)   See fewer
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Ren Yamamoto
Ship Survivor (as Yasushi Yamamoto) Ship Survivor (as Yasushi Yamamoto)   See fewer
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Haruya Katô
Ship Survivor (as Haruya Kato) Ship Survivor (as Haruya Kato)   See fewer
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Rinsaku Ogata
Ship Survivor Ship Survivor   See fewer
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Yutaka Nakayama
Radio Communicator (as Yutara Nakayama) Radio Communicator (as Yutara Nakayama)   See fewer
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Kôji Uno
Police Officer (as Koji Uno) Police Officer (as Koji Uno)   See fewer
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Wataru Ômae
Official (as Wataru Ohmae) Official (as Wataru Ohmae)   See fewer
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Kazuo Hinata
Official (as Kazuo Higata) Official (as Kazuo Higata)   See fewer
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Mitsuo Matsumoto
Police Officer Police Officer   See fewer
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Hiroyuki Satake
Police Officer Police Officer   See fewer
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Shôichi Hirose
Dam Worker (as Shoichi Hirose) Dam Worker (as Shoichi Hirose)   See fewer
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Toshihiko Furuta
Dam Worker Dam Worker   See fewer
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Gorô Sakurai
Member of Task Force (as Koro Sakurai) Member of Task Force (as Koro Sakurai)   See fewer
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Keisuke Matsuyama
Shipmate Shipmate   See fewer
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Takeo Nagashima
Island Dancer Island Dancer   See fewer
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Kôji Kamimura
Small Role Small Role   See fewer
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Akira Yamada
Island Worshipper Island Worshipper   See fewer
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Mitsuo Tsuda
Surveyor Surveyor   See fewer
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Akio Kusama
Surveyor Surveyor   See fewer
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Tadashi Okabe
Surveyor Surveyor   See fewer
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Hideo Shibuya
Journalist (as Shinpei Mitsui) Journalist (as Shinpei Mitsui)   See fewer
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Shigeo Katô
Dam Watchman (as Shigeo Kato) Dam Watchman (as Shigeo Kato)   See fewer
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Kazuo Imai
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Yutaka Oka
Captain of Transport (as Yutaka Okada) Captain of Transport (as Yutaka Okada)   See fewer
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Kô Hayami
Island Dancer (as Arai Hayamizu) Island Dancer (as Arai Hayamizu)   See fewer
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Yoshio Katsube
Investigation Party Member (as Yoshio Hattori) Investigation Party Member (as Yoshio Hattori)   See fewer
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Haruo Nakajima
Head of Mosura Larva Head of Mosura Larva   See fewer
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Katsumi Tezuka
Neck of Mosura Larva Neck of Mosura Larva   See fewer
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Ryôji Shimizu
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Yôichirô Kitagawa
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Junnosuke Suda
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Toku Ihara
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Yû Sekita
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Akira Kitchôji
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Toshiko Nakano
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Tsurue Ichimanji
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Nanako Yamada
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Bin Furuya
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mothra (uncredited) Mothra (uncredited)   See fewer
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