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Black Lizard (1968)

86 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Japanese sixties comedy featuring a cunning female jewel thief named Black Lizard who tries to kidnap Sanaye, a wealthy jeweler's beautiful daughter as part of a plot to steal the jeweler's expensive "Star of Egypt" diamond. To thwart the ...See moreJapanese sixties comedy featuring a cunning female jewel thief named Black Lizard who tries to kidnap Sanaye, a wealthy jeweler's beautiful daughter as part of a plot to steal the jeweler's expensive "Star of Egypt" diamond. To thwart the planned kidnapping, the jeweler hires Japan's number one detective, the brilliant Akechi. This sets off a dual between Black Lizard and Akechi as each tries to outwit the other. In the process, the two adversaries develop a mutual respect and affection for each other. Despite Akechi's efforts, Black Lizard and her crew are able to kidnap Sanaye and gain possession of the "Star of Egypt". Black Lizard takes Sanaye to her secret lair on a remote island which is populated by an eerie collection of naked human dolls. There Black Lizard plans to preserve Sanaye's beauty forever by turning her into one of her dolls. As Sanaye's doom quickly approaches, it is up to Akechi to save the day. Written by See less
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Updated Dec 31, 1968

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Jul 1969 (United States)

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15 cast members
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Akihiro Miwa
Black Lizard (as Akihiro Maruyama) Black Lizard (as Akihiro Maruyama)   See fewer
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Isao Kimura
Detective Akechi Detective Akechi   See fewer
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Jun Usami
Shobei Iwasa (as Junya Usami) Shobei Iwasa (as Junya Usami)   See fewer
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Yûsuke Kawazu
Junichi Amamiya Junichi Amamiya   See fewer
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Kô Nishimura
Private Detective Keiji Matoba Private Detective Keiji Matoba   See fewer
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Sônosuke Oda
Harada Harada   See fewer
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Kinji Hattori
Toyama Toyama   See fewer
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Jun Kato
Sakai Sakai   See fewer
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Mitsuko Takara
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Yukio Mishima
Human statue Human statue   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 496 votes