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The Mysterians (1957)
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Toho/Color・ TohoScope/88 min.
Released December 28, 1957
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Director Ishiro Honda
Screenplay Takeshi Kimura
Original Story Jyojiro Okami
Adapted by Shigeru Kayama
Director of Photography Hajime Koizumi
Art Direction Teruaki Abe
Lighting Kyuichiro Kishida
Sound Masanobu Miyazaki
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Hiroshi Iwashita
Sound Effects Ichiro Minawa
Production Manager Yasuaki Sakamoto
Assistant Director Koji Kajita
Toho Special Effects Group
Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Art Director Akira Watanabe
Shigeru Komatsuzaki
Optical Photography Hidesaburo Araki
Matte Process Hiroshi Mukoyama
Lighting Effects Masao Shirota



On location, chatting with an SDF officer who cooperated with the production
Honda with the Mysterian leader (Yoshio Tsuchiya)
Preparing a scene with Takashi Shimura and Kenji Sahara
Honda talking with Yumi Shirakawa (as Etsuko), just before she is abducted by the Mysterians

CAST
Kenji Sahara Joji Atsumi
Yumi Shirakawa Etsuko Shiraishi
Momoko Kochi Hiroko
Akihiko Hirata Ryoichi Shiraishi
Takashi Shimura Dr. Adachi
Susumu Fujita Commander Morita
Hisaya Ito Captain Seki
Yoshio Kosugi Commander Sugimoto
Fuyuki Murakami Dr. Kawanami
Minosuke Yamada General Hamamoto
Yoshio Tsuchiya Leader of the Mysterians
Haruo Nakajima Mogera
Harold S. Conway
George Furness
Western representatives

Tetsu Nakamura Scientist
Haruya Kato
Senkichi Omura
Would-be firefighters

Media Blasters DVD
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Filming the SDF convoy--to the left of Director Honda is assistant director Koji Kajita
Filming the scene where the river's fish are found dead
Preparing makeup for the Mysetrians--in the center is Ryoichi Shiraishi (Akihiko Hirata)
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